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The Prince's Government has awarded two prizes in the seventh edition of the Short Film Festival, Le Temps Presse, on the topic of Sustainable Development Goals.
The ceremony took place on Thursday, January 4, 2018, at the City Hall of Paris, in the presence of many leading figures from culture and sport.
As the partner of the Le Temps Presse (“Time is Running Out”) from its first edition, the Prince's Government aims to raise awareness among young people of major global issues.
The Children's Prize was awarded according to the votes of 3,000 students in Monaco, France and in the countries in which the Monegasque Cooperation is involved in aid programmes.
The winner was the animated film "The Present" by Jacob Frey, on the theme of disability, which has sparked huge enthusiasm among young audiences. The trophy was presented by Isabelle Rosabrunetto, Director-General of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, in the presence of several members of the jury, including two students from Charles III College.
The Student Award, created by the Directorate of International Cooperation, was awarded to the short film "Kapitalistis" by Pablo Munoz-Gomez, which, with humour, deals with the nonsense of our consumer society. The jury for this prize was made up of students from Sciences Po Paris, Menton Campus, (a partner of the Prince's Government) and other institutions of higher education in France.
Finally, the Women's Prize, which has been decided by the Princess Stephanie jury for several years, was awarded to director Viktor Miletic for his film "Bouge pas" (Don’t Move) on the hot topic of harassment.
The Prince Albert II Foundation also participated in the Festival as a jury member for the Rivers and Oceans Award.
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“Artists and intellectuals in the Mediterranean their places, their roles, their challenges” will be the focus of the Ninth International Meeting of Monaco and the Mediterranean that will be held on March 15 and 16, at the Oceanographic Museum under the High Patronage of HSH the Sovereign Prince (this follows Prince Albert’s 60th birthday on March 14).
The challenge posed by this international symposium, open to the public, is twofold: to recall the richness of the cultural history of the Mediterranean and to highlight the capacity of creative minds to find new expressions of the Mediterranean spirit.
Long considered by Paul Valéry, as "a factory of civilisations", today the Mediterranean ecosystem is threatened, amidst societies that have been torn apart.
Between these two antagonistic visions of the Mediterranean: the one magnified yesterday and the one tarnished today, it is essential to return to examine its heritage, its values, and its vital forces, the organisers say.
Intellectuals and creative minds will be brought together for three roundtables "The Mediterranean: inspirations and circulations","Mediterranean Literature: Cross Dialogues” and "Art on the move,”
Finally, the closing night will be devoted to the showing of a film in the presence of its director.
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Following the constant evolution of the dance world, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, directed by Jean-Christophe Maillot, continue to offer a rich programme of choreographic productions for the duration of the 2017/18 season.
From April 26 to 29, the Ballets will perform a new production, accompanied by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, in collaboration with Printemps des Arts.
On the same evenings, the Company will present Violin Concerto, with choreography by George Balanchine, danced for the last time 15 years ago.
From May 9 to 11, in partnership with the Pavillon Bosio, Ecole Supérieure d'Arts Plastiques de Monaco, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo will present a new series of unexpected events.
To finish the season, it's Summer Dance! – a discovery of the world of choreographic art.
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The Princess Grace Academy will present its traditional Gala at Salle Garnier on June 23 and 24, while from July 12 to 14, also at the Salle Garnier, the Monaco Dance Forum Festival will feature three special evenings: Alexander Ekman; Johan Inger; Mats Ek & Laguna, which will pay tribute to the great filmmaker Ingmar Bergman (1918-2018).
Finally from July 26 to 29, a new programme, White Darkness with choreography by Nacho Duato – a creation of Joseph Hernandez who will work for the first time with the Company. He is a former dancer of Monte-Carlo and is now a young emerging choreographer.
As a "Cultural Ambassador of the Principality of Monaco", the Compagnie des Ballets de Monte-Carlo knows the importance of its international tours and fully assumes its role. No less than 50 performances are on the programme, in a dozen different countries: Russia, Holland, China, Switzerland, France, Germany, United States, Spain, and more.
Jean-Christophe Maillot – recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Prix de Lausanne– will present the major pieces from his repertoire: Romeo and Juliet, The Beauty, The Dream, Lake, Cinderella, Aleatorio and also the program Bella Figura, Gods and Dogs and Hat as part of the 70th birthday celebrations of Czech dancer and choreographer Jiří Kylián.
Wednesday 26 April, 6.30 pm, Grimaldi Forum Monaco – Salle Prince Pierre
Presentation of the major summer exhibition by Jean-Paul Desroches, honorary general heritage curator. The presentation will be preceded by a preview screening of the computer-generated film The Palace for the Son of Heaven
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