[caption id="attachment_27185" align="alignnone" width="640"] La Mégère Apprivoisée. Photo: Alice Blangero/Facebook Ballets de Monte Carlo[/caption]
Following the constant evolution of the dance world, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, directed by Jean-Christophe Maillot, continue to offer a rich programme of choreographic productions for the duration of the 2017/18 season.
From April 26 to 29, the Ballets will perform a new production, accompanied by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, in collaboration with Printemps des Arts.
On the same evenings, the Company will present Violin Concerto, with choreography by George Balanchine, danced for the last time 15 years ago.
From May 9 to 11, in partnership with the Pavillon Bosio, Ecole Supérieure d'Arts Plastiques de Monaco, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo will present a new series of unexpected events.
To finish the season, it's Summer Dance! – a discovery of the world of choreographic art.
[caption id="attachment_27186" align="alignnone" width="640"] La Mégère Apprivoisée. Photo: Alice Blangero/Facebook Ballets de Monte Carlo[/caption]
The Princess Grace Academy will present its traditional Gala at Salle Garnier on June 23 and 24, while from July 12 to 14, also at the Salle Garnier, the Monaco Dance Forum Festival will feature three special evenings: Alexander Ekman; Johan Inger; Mats Ek & Laguna, which will pay tribute to the great filmmaker Ingmar Bergman (1918-2018).
Finally from July 26 to 29, a new programme, White Darkness with choreography by Nacho Duato – a creation of Joseph Hernandez who will work for the first time with the Company. He is a former dancer of Monte-Carlo and is now a young emerging choreographer.
As a "Cultural Ambassador of the Principality of Monaco", the Compagnie des Ballets de Monte-Carlo knows the importance of its international tours and fully assumes its role. No less than 50 performances are on the programme, in a dozen different countries: Russia, Holland, China, Switzerland, France, Germany, United States, Spain, and more.
Jean-Christophe Maillot – recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Prix de Lausanne– will present the major pieces from his repertoire: Romeo and Juliet, The Beauty, The Dream, Lake, Cinderella, Aleatorio and also the program Bella Figura, Gods and Dogs and Hat as part of the 70th birthday celebrations of Czech dancer and choreographer Jiří Kylián.
[caption id="attachment_27269" align="alignnone" width="567"] The symbolic delivery of the Disneyland Paris Leaders Cup LNB ticket to AS Monaco Basketball Vice President Paul Masseron and Captain Amara Sy, certifying the AS qualification. Monaco Basketball at the competition. Photo: Manuel Vitali/DC[/caption]
Monaco’s basketball team – and its growing band of enthusiastic fans – have another event to look forward to following the team’s unbeaten winning streak this season.
The National Basketball League, Disneyland Paris, and AS Monaco Basket announced that the Roca Team, double titleholder, has qualified to play in the 2018 Disneyland Paris Leaders Cup LNB, which will take place from Friday, February 16, to Sunday, February 18, at Disneyland Paris.
A symbolic entrance ticket was delivered in a ceremony at the Salle Gaston-Médecin at Stade Louis II during the match between AS Monaco Basket and CSP Limoges on Sunda, the 16th day of Pro A.
For their first game of 2018, Roca Team scored more than 100 points to beat Limoges CSP 105-90.
Each game a Pro A team exceeds 100 points, 10 season’s tickets can be won by fans registered on the Facebook platform of SFR Sport.
[caption id="attachment_27226" align="alignnone" width="640"] Matrice-Smart City Monaco hackathon. Photo: DC[/caption]
Looking towards the future, the Prince's Government has entered into a partnership with Matrice, an entrepreneurship program at School 42 in Paris, with the goal of developing a Smart City in Monaco.
During this first season, after a 15-day immersion in the Principality, thirty students from several countries thought about ways to enrich the tourism experience in Monaco through new technologies.
The same group met up again at 42 for a hackathon, to generate ideas and concepts, which were then presented yesterday to a multidisciplinary jury, chaired by Serge Telle, Minister of State.
The students whose proposals have been selected by the jury now have 9 months to refine their projects, then create their own startup to implement them and participate in the construction of a Smart City in Monaco.