Monaco’s Embassy in Spain honours Monte Carlo Ballets

Francisco Granero Jimenez, Jean-Christophe Maillot and E. Jean-Luc Van Klaveren. Photo: DR
Francisco Granero Jimenez, Jean-Christophe Maillot and E. Jean-Luc Van Klaveren. Photo: DR

HE Jean-Luc Van Klaveren, Ambassador of Monaco in Spain, held a reception on Tuesday, May 15, in honour of the Ballets de Monte-Carlo who were presenting Le Songe at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, from May 16 to 19.

At Casa Fuster, the Ambassador, accompanied by diplomats and the Honorary Consul General of Monaco in Barcelona, invited local personalities, including the Lieutenant General of the Civil Guard, the head of the Police of Catalonia, and the head of the Catalonia airline administration, Agatha Ruiz de la Prada.

Also present at this reception were 29 foreign consuls stationed in Barcelona. The event was an opportunity for the Ambassador to welcome his guests in a very friendly atmosphere and to present to them the excellence of Monegasque culture.

On Wednesday, May 16, the first of the five performances of Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Dream was greeted with a standing ovation by a full house at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona.

Following the show, HE Van Klaveren and his guests participated in a cocktail, organised by Monaco’s Tourism and Congress Department, during which they met Jean-Christophe Maillot, Choreographer and Director of the Ballets de Monte-Carlo, as well as the dancers of the Company, in a relaxed and warm atmosphere.


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