[caption id="attachment_24939" align="alignnone" width="640"] Le Songe. Photo: Alice Blangero/Facebook Ballets De MonteCarlo[/caption]
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.
[caption id="attachment_25204" align="alignnone" width="640"] Mrs Mourou, Joel-Benoît D’Onorio, Laurent Anselmi, Mr Gaudemet, Prof Yves Gaudemet and Dr Michel-Yves Mourou[/caption]
Joel-Benoît D'Onorio has recently been honoured by the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences in Paris for his work "Monaco, Monarchy and Democracy”, which is in its second edition.
A constitutionalist, the laureate has long taught public law at the Faculty of Aix-en-Provence, of which he is an honorary professor. He still chairs the Institut Portalis which contributes to the training of undergraduate students.
The distinction was conferred on him under the gold Coupole of the Institut de France, which gathers together all the academies including the famous French Academy, during a majestic ceremony accompanied by the drums of the Republican Guard.
Present from Monaco were Dr Michel-Yves Mourou, President of the Council of the Crown, Mr Laurent Anselmi, Director of Judicial Services and President of the Council of State, as well as Professor Yves Gaudemet, President of the Superior Committee of Legal Studies of the Principality, himself an academician.
At the end of the ceremony, Professor D'Onorio, whose clear and complete work contributes significantly to the knowledge of Monegasque institutions, was warmly congratulated by all those present.
[caption id="attachment_25039" align="alignnone" width="640"] Get in the Ring 2016 winners. Photo: JCEM[/caption]
The Monaco Junior Chamber of Commerce is organising the “Get in the Ring” competition on December 1 for the fourth year in a row.
This international event, which is in English, brings together talented startups which compete against each other in front of an audience of investors, influencers and potential customers.
MonacoTech, the newly established Incubator-Accelerator initiative in Monaco will welcome these startups for a Coaching Day where mentors from all sectors, such as Marketing, Finance, Law, and New Technologies, will be with them to help them prepare for the Competition. The day will last from 8:30 am until 5:30 pm.
[caption id="attachment_25040" align="alignnone" width="640"] Get in the Ring 2016 JCEM team. Photo: JCEM[/caption]
The main event will be Night Pitching, an American-style show with a ring in its centre, rather like a boxing match, which will take place from 6 pm to 11 pm at the Meridien Beach Plaza. The spotlight will be on startups which that defend their projects seeking the acceleration for the growth they believe in.
There will be five intense 30-second rounds per participant touching on presentation, achievements, market research, and financial analysis. This will be followed by questions from the jury composed of investors.
The competition is held in English and welcomes a wide audience. The winner of the competition will be directly qualified for the world final of “Get in the Ring” to be held in March 2018, whose venue remains a secret. The evening at Meridien Beach Plaza will end with a networking cocktail.
Booking on: www.gitr-monaco.com