The Monaco Tunisia Association will present ISSUE, Eugénie Andrin's new dance performance, on December 1 at Théâtre des Variétés. The performance will start at 6:30 pm.
The choreography was born from a meeting with the journalist Shiran Ben Abderrazak, author of the Diary of a Defeat, which is at the heart of the production and represents a voice of the Tunisian people who have risen up in revolt. It's a message that encourages us to fight, to not be afraid.
The movements were enriched during a Master Class for Tunisian professional dancers at Villa Dar Eyquem in Hammamet, a town in southeast Tunisia known for its beaches. The production, with visual artist Roxane Ducruet, follows the aftermath of the Arab Spring as a reflection in flesh and bone on the fragility of revolutionary ideals and the price of freedom.
A game between the dancers and a set of suspended doors questions these new thresholds, these tests, and shows a way in a labyrinth full of obstacles. In turn, these doors grow open to our fears, the abyss, the illusion, but also the dream, the hopes, the truth.
The eventual outcome of the Tunisian revolt is uncertain, but the determination of the Tunisian people does not weaken, the association says.
The evening includes an overview of the show's creation before the performance and a post-show Q&A with the choreographer. Tickets: €25.
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Monaco’s footballers turned in a lacklustre performance on Friday, with a 1-1 draw against newly-promoted Amiens, raising a question mark over next weekend’s meeting in Monaco with league leaders Paris Saint-Germain.
Meanwhile, PSG’s 4-1 victory against Nantes on Saturday put the Paris side six points clear of Monaco in France’s Ligue 1. Edison Cavani, who scored two of the four goals for the winners said: “"We aren't thinking about Monaco, just about winning.” Kylian Mbappe was benched for the game.
PSG have a Champions League game against Celtic mid-week, and whether that will dampen their performance in Monaco on Sunday remains to be seen. Monaco have their own Champions League challenge during the week as they host RB Leipzig at Stade Louis II on Tuesday night.
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A private exhibition, in collaboration with Roger Shine, Lady Tina Green and Daniela Boutsen, will feature 200 pieces of Ardmore Ceramic Art at the private dining room of the Yacht Club to raise funds for the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation.
The invitation-only exhibit of South African collector’s items will be held at the from Tuesday, November 28 to Thursday, November 30, from 11 am to 8 pm.
This is the first time Ardmore Ceramic Art, which was created in 1985 by Fée Halsted on Ardmore Farm, in the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains of KwaZulu-Natal, will be shown in the Principality.
Followers of fashion will have noted that last year Ms Halsted partnered with Hermès to produce the Ardmore-designed silk scarf collection.
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For the selected invitees, the three-day show at the end of the month will offer a chance to purchase unique Christmas gifts while supporting an important cause close to the heart of the Monaco community.
The Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation was established in 2012 to address “one of the greatest silent killers on our planet” by teaching children essential water safety skills and how to swim. According to the Foundation, drowning claims a life every 85 seconds.
Article first published November 16, 2017.
Thursday 23 March, 8 pm (gala); Sunday 26 March, 3 pm; Tuesday 28 and Thursday 30 March, 8 pm, Monte-Carlo Opera – Salle Garnier
The Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini with Dmitry Korchak, Bruno de Simone, Annalisa Stroppa, Mario Cassi, Marco Vinco, Annunziata Vestri, Gabriele Ribis, Enzo Iorio, the Monte-Carlo Opera Chorus and the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Corrado Rovaris, organised by the Monte-Carlo Opera
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