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“L’Été Danse!” by Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo
July 15 @ 7:00 pm - July 24 @ 8:30 pm
For this 2021 edition of “L’Été Danse!” Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo are offering two series of shows which will bring home to us the extent to which dance is a living art. To begin with, from 15 to 17 July, the company will perform two creations imagined by Mimoza Koike and Julien Guérin, both from Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo. After a period when choreographic art has been thwarted, support for creation has taken on an even greater importance. For more than thirty years, Jean-Christophe Maillot has pursued a policy aiming to help talent emerge, and here he has given carte blanche to these young choreographers whose sensitive world cannot but question our relationship to the current world.
From 22 to 24 July, the dancers of the company will take us to the shores of the Mediterranean, accompanied on stage by musicians who carry this southern identity in their heart of hearts. Two pieces will invite us on a journey. The first, In Memoriam by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui was created in 2004 for Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo (two years earlier, this young Belgian choreographer of Moroccan origin received the Nijinsky Award for Emerging Choreographers at the Monaco Dance Forum, a prize which contributed to launching his career). The A Filetta group which embodies the excellence of Corsican song will lend its voices to the dancers’ movements. The second piece will be Core Meu by Jean-Christophe Maillot. Acclaimed by audiences which burn to join the dancers at every performance, the ballet will be another chance to hear live Antonio Castrignano who has given a new face to the Tarentella of Puglia.
Through these two highlights, a summer breeze from Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo will celebrate the grand return of live shows.
July, 15, 16 and 17 at 7.00 pm – 2 creations: Tsunagu – Mimoza Koike and Le Temps du Tendre – Julien Guerin – Salle Prince Pierre
July, 22, 23 and 24 at 7.00 pm – 2 pieces: In Memoriam – Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Core Meu – Jean-Christophe Maillot – Salle des Princes
Académie Princesse Grace show – June 26 – 7.00 pm and June 27 – 4.00 pm – Salle Prince Pierre