Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo is poised to showcase ‘To the Point(e)’, a new and engaging trilogy of works created by leading choreographers of the present day, including the Company’s own director, Jean-Christophe Maillot.
In late April, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo will present a thoroughly modern series of performances displaying the evolution of the ballet genre in the 21st century.
On the programme will be three independent works: ‘Within the Golden Hour’ by Christopher Wheeldon; ‘Autodance’, the fruit of a collaboration between Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar; and ‘Towards a Wise Country’ from Maillot himself.
Wheeldon’s piece combines the compositions of Ezio Bosso and Antonio Vivaldi with innovative choreography enhanced by Jasper Conran’s costumes and Peter Mumford’s lighting. ‘Autodance,’ an intense production with genuine emotional depth, challenges its dancers with a dynamic choreography set to Ori Lichtik’s music. Maillot’s ‘Towards a Wise Country’, meanwhile, will round out the performances with a moment of reflection on the complex topic of humanity.
Five performances have been scheduled between 24th and 28th April at the Grimaldi Forum’s Salle des Princes, with all but the final performance to begin at 7.30pm. The last show will take place in the afternoon at 3pm.
The Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, led by Garrett Keast, will be providing the music for the performances, which promise both a rich auditory and visual experience for the audience.
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