Dance and cinema – West Side Story
December 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Dance and cinema – West Side Story by R. Wise and J. Robbins (1962) is organised by the Audiovisual Institute of Monaco, in partnership with the Ballets de Monte-Carlo on Sunday 18 December 2022, at 11 am, in the Grimaldi Forum Monaco. With its stunning choreography, frenetic pace, and visual beauty, the world’s best-known musical is a story about the grandeur of tragedy.
In New York’s poor West Side, two gangs of teenage misfits live in a state of perpetual rivalry: the Jets, Americans led by Riff, and the Sharks, made up of Puerto Rican immigrants, led by Roberto. The fights are continuous for the possession of a piece of sidewalk, a playground and racism is rampant in their fight. One evening, during a popular dance, Tony, from the Jets, falls in love with Maria, Roberto’s sister.