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Choreographic performances by Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo: “Romeo and Juliet”
December 23, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - December 26, 2020 @ 5:30 pm€12 – €31
Choreographic performances by Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo: “Romeo and Juliet” by Jean-Christophe Maillot with the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Igor Dronov on Wednesday 23 December and Saturday 26 December 2020, at 4 pm in Grimaldi Forum Monaco – Salle des Princes.
Based on the assumption that everyone is familiar with Romeo and Juliet, Jean-Christophe Maillot took a choreographic approach that avoids paraphrasing Shakespeare’s literary masterpiece. Rather than retrace the rift between the Capulets and Montagues to its tragic denouement, the choreographer rewrites the play from an original perspective. The ballet plunges us into the depths of Friar Laurence’s soul, a man whose good intentions ultimately provoke the demise of the two lovers.