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The Ballets of Monte Carlo have been heartily congratulated for their masterful interpretations of the creations of Jeroen Verbruggen and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, performed from July 19 to July 22 at Salle Garnier at the Monte-Carlo Opera.
Jean-Christophe Maillot, the company’s director-choreographer, has enriched the already acclaimed repertoire of Les Ballets by using the contributions of these young contemporary choreographers, both of whom have long-standing connections with the company.
Jeroen Verbruggen danced for ten years with Les Ballets before embarking on his own career as a choreographer whose first works were performed in Monaco (Kill Bambi in 2012).
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui created In Memoriam in 2004, then Mea Culpa in 2006, before completing his trilogy this year with Memento Mori. The exceptional dancers of the Monte Carlo Ballets knew so well how to make the magic of others’ imagination come to life on the stage, further enhancing the stellar worldwide reputation of the Ballets of Monte Carlo.
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The start of the school year has come for the Médiathèque de Monaco, which has unveiled its programming from September to December.
The institution, unavoidable in the Monegasque cultural landscape, is open to all and presents a service that promotes reading but also culture and leisure on a wider scale.
The Médiathèque welcomes you throughout the year at its two sites, the Louis Notari Library and the José Notari Sonotheque at 19 blvd Princesse Charlotte, with cultural events on the themes of literature, theatre, music, cinema and photography.
Nearly 450,000 documents: books, DVDs, CDs, French and foreign newspapers, magazines, photographs, correspondence, and musical scores are available.
For the fall, conferences on the theme of Cuba, Secrets of Communication, Women Artists in the presence of Nivèse Oscari at the Ecole de Nice, film screenings and live concerts, and several meetings organised as part of the operation "Prevert honoured” on the occasion of the 40 year anniversary of the death of the poet.
Photography will also be featured this autumn with two recurring themes presented by Adrien Rebaudo: photographic ballads during which photography and music will be put into perspective around a predefined theme; and the distractions photographiques which present themselves as a playful session while being put into practice.
The full programme can be found at: www.mediatheque.mc.