BALLETS DE MONTE-CARLO
26 - April 29, 2018
For the spring of 2018, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo are offering a program made up of two ballets. The first, Abstract/Life, a creation by Jean-Christophe Maillot, takes up the idea of a vast concerto, this time for cello and orchestra. Bruno Mantovani’s score was commissioned by Marc Monnet (Artistic Advisor to the Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo).
Sensitive to the way in which Jean-Christophe Maillot appropriates all types of music, the composer created “Abstract”, which alternates between dazzling contrasts and moments of waiting before submitting his piece to the choreographer, with whom he had already collaborated in 2004 for the superb “Miniatures” ballet.
The second ballet proposed ,"Violin Concerto” (composed by Stravinski), marks the great return of Balanchine. Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, which have showcased 19 ballets by “Mister B”, are among the best companies to have performed it.
The choreographer, who refuses to speak about his work in terms of preference, himself agreed to say that this “Violin Concerto” was “well made”; that it to say, that it had reached, on the technical side, a “certain” point of fulfillment.
In collaboration with the Printemps des Arts and the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra.
Direction: Pascal Rophé - Solo cellist for “Abstract”: Marc Coppey.
April 26 - 28 at 8pm / April 29 at 4pm