‘The Painting on the Wall’ Brings Traditional Chinese Tales to Life Through Dance

Why We Recommend it

Acclaimed French choreographer and contemporary dancer Angelin Preljoçaj explores the traditional tales of Asia and their great poetic power in this captivating production.


With his contemporary dance piece The Painting on the Wall, Angelin Preljoçaj (b. 1957) aims to plunge audiences into the fantastical world of Chinese tales, and to reveal the ‘supernatural’ power of the art of painting.

Without literally retelling a story, Preljoçaj retains the Chinese tale as the source of a more contemporary adaptation. He transposes the story’s plot into a space at the crossing of cultures, yet preserves the essence of the tale and the symbolism that it evokes.

The Painting on the Wall is organised as a part of annual French arts and culture festival Le French May.


When: 3 May 2018 - 4 May 2018 Where: Hong Kong Cultural Centre – 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon – Yau Tsim Mong