E-magazine Monte-Carlo Society Summer 2017


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The 2017 season of the Ballets de Monte-Carlo, which comes to a close this summer is, in my view, deeply symbolic of the way in which dance is presented in Monaco.

On 1 July, in Place du Casino, we are experimenting with F(ê)aites de la Danse – a new way of sharing our craft with the public by inviting them to dance with 250 professional and amateur dancers throughout the night. A multitude of shows, activities and workshops will be put on for free from 6pm to 6am. In addition to the unprecedented content of this large-scale event, I would like to highlight the synergy taking place between the Ballets de Monte-Carlo, Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer and the Monegasque Government. It is a perfect example of the unique way we “make culture” in the Principality and which many envy us for.


Then, from 19 July, the L’Été Danse event is returning with two pieces by two artists with special links with the Ballets de Monte-Carlo. Jeroen Verbruggen, a former dancer with the company, is presenting Massâcre, his astonishing reinterpretation of the Rite of Spring, that landmark of the repertoire that every choreographer dreams of tackling one day. He is sharing the stage of the Opéra Garnier that night with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, who at the beginning of his career choreographed his first piece for a dance company for the Ballets de Monte-Carlo. The choreographer, now recognized the world over, is closing the evening with Memento Mori, his trilogy created for the Ballets de Monte-Carlo.




 Jean-Christophe Maillot, Choreographer-Director of Ballets de Monte-Carlo.



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