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Two spring productions for Ballets

Two spring productions for Ballets

By Staff Writer - April 2, 2018

Photo: Facebook Ballets De MonteCarlo
Photo: Facebook Ballets De MonteCarlo

The Ballets de Monte-Carlo will be offering a program for spring 2018 composed of two ballets. The first, from April 26 to 29, 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 Monte-Carlo Spring Arts Festival. Sensitive to the way in which Jean-Christophe Maillot accommodates all types of music, the composer created contrasts and moments of waiting then submitted his piece to the choreographer with whom he has already collaborated in 2004 on the superb ballet Miniatures.

The second ballet, Violin Concerto, composed by Stravinsky, marks the return of Balanchine. The Ballets de Monte-Carlo, which have presented 19 ballets of “Mister B”, is among the best companies that have performed it.

The choreographer, who refused 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, technically, a “certain” point of accomplishment.


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