Ovations for Monte Carlo Ballets in the Netherlands

"Great premiere yesterday! Excited and proud to celebrate Mister Kylian!". Photo: Patrick Vereecken
“Great premiere yesterday! Excited and proud to celebrate Mister Kylian!”. Photo: Patrick Vereecken

At the invitation of Jiří Kylián and the Holland Dance Festival, the Monte Carlo Ballets visited The Hague on October 12 and 13 to celebrate the 70th birthday of the choreographer.

In front of a packed room, performances of the dancers in “Bella Figura”, “Gods and Dogs” and “Hat” were greeted with enthusiastic ovations.

For the event, HE Sophie Thevenoux, Ambassador of Monaco to the Netherlands, accompanied by diplomats from the Embassy, hosted a number of Dutch personalities, including HE Versteeg, Grand Master of His Majesty’s Household, and Mrs Bergsma, Director of the European Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, and representatives of the Monegasque Consular Corps in the Netherlands, Mr van Iersel, Consul General of Monaco in The Hague and Mr Krooswijk, Consul Monaco in Amsterdam.

A reception was held by the Embassy at the end of the performance, in which Jean-Christophe Maillot, Jiří Kylián and the dancers of the Ballets de Monte Carlo mixed with invited guests.

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