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Patrice Cellario, Minister of the Interior, Etienne Franzi, Chairman of CMB bank, and, for the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra (OPMC), Jean-Charles Curau, Director of Cultural Affairs of Monaco, signed the renewal of the partnership of CMB with the OPMC for the sixth consecutive year.
The contract was signed on April 5 in Auditorium Rainier III in the presence of both CEOs, Werner Peyer of CMB and Sylvain Charnay of the OPMC.
The two institutions both have deep roots in the Principality and are recognised each in their own field for their level of excellence.
“The active policy of patronage of CMB confirms its will to contribute to the image of Monaco,” said CMB Chairman, Etienne Franzi. “We are very keen to associate ourselves with partners who value the image of CMB and the Principality” he added.
The school year has begun for the elite Princess Grace Academy, where young ballet dancers from around the world come to train to become the stars of tomorrow.
Monaco’s ambassadors, guests and Prince Albert have come together for a brilliant summer party organised by the Monaco Ambassadors Club.
The 2021-22 season of the Princess Grace Theatre has been revealed, with 30 events ranging from reinterpretations of the classics to more modern creations to spark the imagination.
Artcurial Monaco Director Louise Gréther steered the auction house through its largest summer auction on record, with everything from Hermès bags to Porsches going under the hammer.
Monaco’s history and cultural heritage are incontestably linked with the turbulent and innovative era of Serge Diaghilev’s “Russian Seasons”, a phenomenon of Russian culture in the early 20th century. The Russian Gala project, inaugurated in September 2012 at the Grimaldi Forum with the Gala of Stars of the Russian Ballet and attended by well-known figures from the Rock, continues the tradition of representing Russian culture on the Côte d’Azur and confirms the great interest shown in Russian art and the timeliness of such events in Europe today.
For the fifth anniversary of the Gala on September 9 and 10, the Grimaldi Forum will once again host the stars of the amazing Eifman Ballet from Saint Petersburg. Following the great success of “Anna Karenina” in September 2014, there will now be a performance of Boris Eifman’s latest ballet, “Up & Down”. In this work, the “psychoanalyst choreographer” delves into the unexplored depths of the interior worlds of his characters and enters the most hidden parts of the subconscious, the organisers say.
The main character of the work is a successful psychiatrist – a loving and charismatic husband who has everything he needs to be happy. But in a world entirely dominated by the power of money and dark, destructive instincts, true happiness seems impossible.
Eifman’s interpretation of Scott Fitzgerald’s novel “Tender is the Night” has already been acclaimed in Paris, New York, Chicago, Moscow and several other capital cities throughout the world.
“This year, the Russian Gala will be host to a legendary choreographer – the incomparable Boris Eifman – who celebrated his 70th birthday last year. This will be a rare opportunity to welcome the famous Ballet Eifman troupe to Monaco. The troupe has repeatedly been acclaimed by critics and the international press – this is a show that’s not to be missed under any pretext,” said Gulshat Uzenbaeva, manager of Gala Russe.