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.
A recently formed association, known as AMLA – Association Monegasque pour l’Amerique Latine – will be holding a Santa’s Christmas tree workshop for children from two to eight years old on Tuesday, December 19.
“The association came to life three months ago, organised by five young women from Venezuela, Bolivia, Cuba, Guatemala and Colombia, all with strong Latin American roots, while being very international and Monaco locals at the same time,” Daniela Spanier, the association’s President said.
“After living several years in Monaco we have become fans of its openness towards different cultures and subjects, its warm hearted-communities and its very dynamic and wide range of cultural offerings.
“Latin America is a very diverse and culturally rich area, where dance, music and food as well as social interdependence play a fundamental role in creating a unanimous identification with the area.”
Ms Spanier describes “Latinos” as having a reputation for being cheerful, friendly, active and a outgoing and very well educated – even though there are very high levels of illiteracy – which has given rise to thousands of renowned artists, musicians, entrepreneurs, as well as its gastronomy.
“It is here where we see our mission, as a point of reference between the principality of Monaco and the countries of Latin America. We will promote sociocultural exchange and rapprochement between both and identify synergies to build on, through several events during the year, such as expositions, conferences, concerts, gala evenings, day activities to name some examples, always with the goal of cooperation and exchange.”
Funds raised by the association will be put to use in key areas in our countries, such as health, infrastructure and education and partnerships with local and international charity authorities.
The tree workshop will run from 4 pm until 6:30 pm at Twiga, with a charitable donation requested of €35, which includes the workshop, goodie bags, Santa’s visit, snacks and drinks for all, plus singing and dancing. All the funds raised will go to Richmond Global Health Alliance, a health project for Nicaragua’s children.
The Monaco Yacht Club will host the official opening of the 2018 Nations Trophy Mediterranean League, from March 27-31, for the Swan One Design classes, ClubSwan 50-ClubSwan 42-Swan 45.
They will compete to conquer the first leg of a new circuit, according to clubracer.eu.
Monaco Swan One Design is offering to every competing Swan Owner a four-day programme of high-end racing and prestigious social occasions. One design racing is all about strategy, tactics, crew work, and sailing technique, since the yachts are the same design.
“We are very glad to have such an important Yacht Club as partner of our Swan One Design regattas. The Nations Trophy Med league couldn’t have a better christening,” said Leonardo Ferragamo, Nautor’s Swan Group Executive Chairman.
“Sharing timeless values with the Swan series, a subtle essence of elegance and performance, the Yacht Club de Monaco is pleased to open its doors to this prestigious class” said Bernard d’Alessandri, General Secretary of the MYC.
The Mediterranean League will continue with some classic Med rendezvous: SailRacing Palmavela, organised in early May by the RCNP in Palma de Mallorca; the Giraglia Rolex Cup, organised in mid-June by the YCI and featuring dedicated windward-leeward races off St-Tropez along with a special prize for the Offshore race; and closing in Palma de Mallorca at the beginning of August with the legendary Copa del Rey also organised by RCNP.
The prize-giving for TNT Mediterranean League will be in Porto Cervo during the 20th edition of the Rolex Swan Cup, scheduled for September 9-16, 2018.