NYE show cancelled

Three dancers from the Ballets de Monte-Carlo have tested positive for Covid-19, forcing the troupe to cancel their New Year’s Eve performance of LAC at the Grimaldi Forum.

The three dancers tested positive on Wednesday, prompting Choreographer and Director Jean-Christophe Maillot to announce the cancellation of the sold-out New Year’s Eve spectacle, LAC.

“Even if the current situation is not alarming, it is the duty and the responsibility of Jean-Christophe Maillot to protect all the members of the Compagnie des Ballets de Monte-Carlo,” read a statement by the ballet company. 

The positive tests were revealed from the weekly nasal tests each member of the troupe must take.

The three dancers are currently asymptomatic and are feeling well. Nevertheless, the positive tests mean the whole of the ballet will need to be retested, and if these tests come up negative, then the performances scheduled for the 2nd and 3rd may be able to go forward, but even this is still uncertain.