Ballets de Monte Carlo
What: Ballets de Monte Carlo
Where: Salle Garnier, Place du Casino
When: 8.30 pm, Friday 21 and Saturday 22 October; 4pm, Sunday 23 October 2011
Tickets: from €10 to €33, available from +377 98 06 28 28
Website : www.balletsdemontecarlo.com
From 21 to 23 October 2011, in the Salle Garnier, Opéra de Monte-Carlo, the Ballets de Monte-Carlo present a trio of ballets in a single evening's performance.
As a young dancer, Petr Zuska performed in Robert North's adaptation of 'Death and the Maiden'
based on Schubert's quartet of the same name. Now the director of Ballet at the National Theatre in Prague, he has re-imagined the work for piano and six dancers especially for the Monte Carlo Ballet. With this energetic and sensitive piece, organized around a central piano that alternately attracts and repels the dancers, Zuska - who is a huge admirer of Jean-Christophe Maillot and Monte Carlo's Ballet - hopes to bring a new dynamic to the Salle Garnier.
Alongside this new work the company will perform 'Dearest Earthly Friend'
by the immensely talented young German choreographer Marco Goecke (above). This will be the prolific Goecke's fourth commission for the Ballets de Monte Carlo, and we are told to expect a dance style that is at once explosive, fast and sophisticated.
is the artistic creation of the director of the Ballets de Monte Carlo, Jean-Christophe Maillot. Developed in association with visual artist Philippe Favier, the title puns on the fact that this elegiac and insightful piece was produced for Maillot's fiftieth birthday. Maillot is considered one of the world's leading choreographers, whose 'Cendrillon' (Cinderella) is one of his most defining works.