Ballet Preljocaj: La Fresque (The Painting on the Wall)


Students and families can choose from the following times:

  • Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 7:30pm


Northrop Auditorium
73 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

About the Show

Is there a secret passageway that allows us to enter a painting? Angelin Preljocaj, one of the leading stars of contemporary dance in France and abroad, answers “YES” with this fascinating exploration of the supernatural power of art. The choreography plunges us into the rich symbolism and metaphor of a traditional Chinese tale, The Painting on the Wall, a tale of two travelers mesmerized by a magnificent fresco. Originally conceived for young audiences, this journey to a parallel universe fascinates at any age.

Children should be 10 years of age or older to attend this performance. Childcare will be provided for those under the age of 10. Please let us know if you need childcare when you make your reservation.


If you do not have access to a ride, call Project Success and we can provide transportation for you. Please let us know if you need a ride when you make your reservation. We will need at least 2 days’ notice to set up transportation.

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Request Tickets Online

or call Project Success at (612) 874-7710

This show is open to middle school and high school students.

Invited students can pick up tickets at the Project Success table in the lobby of the theater on the dates of the performances. Please arrive 20 minutes before the show to pick up your tickets. Each student/family may receive up to 4 FREE tickets.

Thank you to Project Success theater partner, Northrop Auditorium, for providing tickets to students at no cost.


  • This dance is inspired by a Chinese tale of someone entering the world of a painting. What is a work of art that you would like to enter and explore more of, if you could?
  • This dance is an example of creative dialogue and exploration between both cultures and artistic mediums. What benefits and/or concerns might there be in these moments of communication? Do you think audiences from different cultures would experience a work of art in the same way?

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A detailed review of the dance is available here