The Ballets de Monte-Carlo were on tour in China, from November 3 to 11, to present Le Songe and Lac, choreographies by Jean-Christophe Maillot, and enjoyed a huge success.
On November 3 and 4, the Company was invited for the first time to the Macao Cultural Centre, which was founded in 1999 when Macao became part of China after 400 years as a Portuguese colony. Well-endowed with international programming, it is recognised for its quality and innovation in theatre, music, dance, opera, exhibitions, and conferences.
The two performances of Le Songe, choreography by Jean-Christophe Maillot, a play written in 2005 and danced 73 times around the world, received a very enthusiastic welcome from the Chinese public on each evening.
From November 8 to 11, Les Ballets were in Guangzhou for four performances, in the prestigious Guangzhou Opera House, the 46,000 sqm architectural achievement designed by architect Zaha Hadid which was inaugurated in May 2010.
This was the second time that the Ballets de Monte-Carlo has been invited to perform at the Guangzhou Opera House, thanks to the trust established over almost 20 years with the president of the Chinese production company Beijing Joyway Promotions, Jurek Zhang Ligang.
Lac, created in 2011 by Jean-Christophe Maillot and already danced 85 times worldwide since its creation, was presented for the first time in Guangzhou and for the third time in China, after Shanghai and Beijing in 2013.
On the sidelines of the performances, the Monaco Tourism and Congress Bureau, based in Beijing, promoted the destination Monaco to guests: journalists, and travel agencies.