It is the official national company of the Principality of Monaco. The first performance took place on 21 December , casting among others several guest stars of the Paris Opera. In , Jean-Christophe Maillot joined the company, first as artistic consultant, and was officially promoted to the rank of director-choreographer in September Furthermore, in December , they inaugurated their first ballet season on the huge stage of the Salle des Princes at the brand new congress center in Monaco, the Grimaldi Forum. These were two turning points in the modern history of the company and the beginning of a new dance era in Monaco. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article does not cite any sources.
Conceived by Ballet de Monte-Carlo choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot , the first event brought together more than 28, people for a night of dancing on the Place du Casino. For a full 8 hours, the entire Casino district became a huge open-air dancefloor. A multitude of artists, professional and amateur dancers were there with one mission: make everyone dance! For the edition, Christophe Maillot intends to keep the design that worked so well in According to the choreographer, the idea will be to amplify what had worked well. On the Place du Casino, there will be m2 stage which will be visible to all.
The other major events of the year
The anchor-point of dance in Monaco: The Ballets Russes marked the beginning of a strong presence of choreographic art in Monaco. Serge de Diaghilev presented for the first time in Paris his Ballets Russes. They set themselves up in Monte-Carlo which became their creative studio for two decades. Diaghilev and his colleagues reformed the ballet of their day in all its forms. At his death in , the company was dissolved.
They have chosen to put their talent at the service of the Principality. This last episode of Monaco Life takes you to meet some of the men and women who make up the ballet, the orchestra and the opera of Monte-Carlo, the jewels of the Rock. Marina, 15, is from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.. She remembers the shock of her first year at boarding school. So it was really a new life for me. I think this is my second home now. A home which is committed to helping its young graduates find the best dance company for their talent to flourish.