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Ballets de Monte-Carlo will perform two ballets as part of the Monte-Carlo Spring Arts Festival.
The first, Abstract/Life, a creation of Jean-Christophe Maillot, takes up the idea of a vast concerto, this time for cello and orchestra. The score of Bruno Mantovani was commissioned by Marc Monnet, Artistic Advisor of the Spring Arts Festival.
Sensitive to the way Jean-Christophe Maillot appropriates all types of music, the composer created Abstract alternating between contrasts and moments of waiting then submitted his piece to the choreographer with whom he collaborated in 2004 on the occasion of the ballet Miniatures.
The second ballet, Violin Concerto, as composed by Stravinsky, marks the return of Balanchine. The Ballets de Monte-Carlo, who have presented 19 ballets of “Mister B”, are among the best companies that have performed it.
The choreographer, who refuses to speak about his works in terms of preference, himself agreed to say of this Violin Concerto that it was “well done”, that is to say that he had reached a “certain” point of accomplishment.
Monaco has highlighted the importance of sport in tackling homelessness and building a sense of belonging at a recent United Nations meeting.
The Monaco Red Cross has responded to an international call for donations, contributing €70,000. But it is hoping to raise much more.
The Alpes-Maritimes has recorded it warmest winter season since 1958, according to the experts.
A delegation from Monaco has visited the African nation of Mali where health, education and civil protection topped the agenda.
HSH Prince Albert has written the preface for a new book to be published in September on the topic of the major champagne houses and their families.
Author Françoise Gauthier has kept in touch with the Prince since first meeting him in 1985 during an event sponsored by Besserat de Bellefon, the champagne house founded in 1843. Mme Gauthier returned to Monaco in 1991, at which time she was in charge of public relations for Charles Heidsieck. She has visited the Principality and met the Prince almost every year.
“When I wrote the book, I was thinking of the Prince as someone who might write the preface. When I asked him, he accepted immediately,” Mme Gauthier said. “In his preface, Prince Albert says that champagne always plays an important part in convivial events, whether at the Palace or in Monaco’s other emblematic establishments.”