Jean-Yves Le Drian, France’s Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, spoke at the first “Mediterranean of the Future” conference in Marseille on Tuesday, November 21. The event was planned on the initiative of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region.
HSH Prince Albert, Renaud Muselier, President of the Regional Council and numerous ministers and key Mediterranean figures, as well as representatives of the European Commission and the Union for the Mediterranean, also took part.
The conference is open to public and private actors recognised for their contribution to defining and outlining innovative and ambitious solutions in the Mediterranean region. This first conference was focused on the shared commitment of Mediterranean stakeholders to combating global warming and achieving the goals set by the climate agreements, notably the Paris Agreement.
The minister stressed the need to increase the involvement of entrepreneurs, innovators and creators from civil society in our collective efforts to develop a shared space in the Mediterranean.
The ministry supports more than 300 French communities involved in approximately 700 decentralised cooperation projects with a dozen Mediterranean Basin countries as well as civil society organisations and firms operating in the Mediterranean region, notably through “regional multi-stakeholder networks” in the process of being formed in the 13 French regions, according to the French government.
The Monaco Tunisia Association will present ISSUE, Eugénie Andrin's new dance performance, on December 1 at Théâtre des Variétés. The performance will start at 6:30 pm.
The choreography was born from a meeting with the journalist Shiran Ben Abderrazak, author of the Diary of a Defeat, which is at the heart of the production and represents a voice of the Tunisian people who have risen up in revolt. It's a message that encourages us to fight, to not be afraid.
The movements were enriched during a Master Class for Tunisian professional dancers at Villa Dar Eyquem in Hammamet, a town in southeast Tunisia known for its beaches. The production, with visual artist Roxane Ducruet, follows the aftermath of the Arab Spring as a reflection in flesh and bone on the fragility of revolutionary ideals and the price of freedom.
A game between the dancers and a set of suspended doors questions these new thresholds, these tests, and shows a way in a labyrinth full of obstacles. In turn, these doors grow open to our fears, the abyss, the illusion, but also the dream, the hopes, the truth.
The eventual outcome of the Tunisian revolt is uncertain, but the determination of the Tunisian people does not weaken, the association says.
The evening includes an overview of the show's creation before the performance and a post-show Q&A with the choreographer. Tickets: €25.
[caption id="attachment_25405" align="alignnone" width="640"] Glen Tuggle. Photo: Facebook Ballets de Monte-Carlo[/caption]
The Ballets de Monte-Carlo and their choreographer-director Jean-Christophe Maillot announced “with great sadness” the death of Ballet Master Glen Tuggle. He had been with the company for twelve years, from 2005.
He was "a passionate artist able to follow a piece down to the smallest detail and transmit it enthusiastically to the dancers,” the Ballets said in a press release on Tuesday evening, November 21.
"We will keep an image of our friend, as a smiling and fanatical teacher, who, until the end, was devoted to the choreographic art.”
The company added, "To his family, his friends and all those who had the chance to cross his path, we send our deepest condolences and share their pain."