[caption id="attachment_15092" align="alignnone" width="560"]
Jean-Christophe Maillot, Choreographer and Director of the Monte-Carlo Ballets, Patrice Cellario, Minister of the Interior, and Jean-Luc Biamonti, Deputy Chairman of Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer at the presentation of the 1st edition of F (ê) a la Danse. Photo: Manuel Vitali/Communications Department[/caption]
Jean-Luc Biamonti, President-Delegate of SBM, and Jean-Christophe Maillot, Choreographer-Director of the Ballets de Monte-Carlo, have unveiled the concept behind the programme for the first edition of a dance festival that will take place on the Place du Casino on July 1.
For the first time in the Principality, the entire Casino area will be transformed into a gigantic open-air dance floor. On the programme: a Dance Marathon, giant dance bar, various shows, lounge dances, retro-dancing, world-famous dances, Hip-Hop, Yamakasi and much more.
As well as the main shows, the event is intended to be an invitation to the public to take full part and dance with the artists.
Public participation is at the heart of this event co-organised by the Monte Carlo Ballets, the government and the SBM, all of which have come together to make an unforgettable night.
As Jean-Christophe Maillot pointed out: "With the diversity of shows, concerts, events and performances of all kinds that we are going to offer, the 5,000 expected attendees will not find a good reason not
to dance. For this exceptional event, the artist-public relationship has been completely reversed: the dancers will not dance for the public, they’ll make the public dance."
The exceptional event, open to all and with free access, will start at 6 pm and will continue until dawn.