Haunted by the memory of Nijinsky, like many choreographers before him, Marco Goecke is back with a piece named after one of the 20th century’s greatest dancers.
Since its premiere in June 2016, the powerful biopic so beautifully performed by the Gauthier Dance Company has been met with standing ovations time and time again.
The Monaco Dance Forum will be showcasing the latest offering by a choreographer it has been following for over a decade now, and who was awarded its “Nijinsky Prize” for best emerging choreographer back in 2006.
Nijinsky will be performed on December 14 and 15 at the Salle Garnier of the Monte-Carlo Opera, starting at 8 pm.
On December 16 and 17, the Ballets will be performing Viva Momix Forever, a production of particular interest to a younger audience, at the Salle Prince Pierre at the Grimaldi Forum.
This was created in 2015 to celebrate Momix’s 35th anniversary, and it’s with a spectacular collection of his most iconic and significant choreographies that Moses Pendleton, charismatic Creator and Artistic Director of the company, intends to emphasise this fundamental goal.
Momix is a company of dancer-illusionists based in Washington, Connecticut, founded in 1981 by the well-known choreographer. The new performance is a mix of brilliant beautiful choreographies, new creations and masterpieces of the company’s history: from Momix Classics, Passion, Baseball, Opus Cactus, Lunar Sea, to the recent Botanica and the latest great success of Alchemia.
It has just been announced that the Clubhouse in Gustavia will reopen on December 12. However, until a few post-Irma “short-term inconveniences” can be ironed out – no air conditioning, no washing or bathroom facilities, and drinks will be served in disposable cups – opening hours will be limited to between 6 pm and 9 pm.
Meanwhile, on Monday, December 18, the Commodore is hosting a soirée in Monaco for Gustavia Yacht Club members from 6:30 pm to 9 pm.
Over Christmas drinks and canapés, the gathering is to bring together those members of the Club who have not left yet for warmer climates ahead of the holiday season and to celebrate the New Year.
Updates will be given on the preparations to open the Clubhouse in Gustavia, on the status of the IRMA disaster relief fund and the latest on reciprocal arrangements with other Yacht Clubs.
Gustavia Yacht Club also hosted a joint event with the Manhattan Yacht Club in New York on December 6, represented by Treasurer Ken Griggs and interim Club Manager Celia Meralikan, who is now in St Barts in an attempt to open the Clubhouse as early as possible.
Members who wish to attend the Monaco Christmas cocktail should contact Celia Meralikan at Gustavia Yacht Club.
[caption id="attachment_26221" align="alignnone" width="640"] Cyanobacteria aggregation. Photo: Christian Fischer[/caption]
The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation (FPA2) signed a financing agreement on November 8 with the Chinese Foundation for the Protection of the Environment for a project that culminates at the end of this month.
On Friday, December 8, FPA2 stated that a document was signed by its Vice-President, HE Bernard Fautrier, and Fu Wenjuan, President of the Chinese Foundation for the Protection of the Environment.
The objective of this recent agreement is the funding of a project investigating cyanobacterial water blooms in Taihu Lake, China’s second-largest freshwater lake.
This project involves the in-depth study of the efflorescence of cyanobacteria – the bacteria that caused the Great Oxidation 2.4 of billion years ago, making possible the evolution of living creatures – forming "flowers of water". This phenomenon provides valuable information on the state of water pollution, and the subsequent creation of an information platform open to the general public, will constitute an educational tool as well as a working basis for scientists.
The project will end at the end of December 2017, with the submission of a survey report on the pollution of the lake.