Dance

  • Date: 11, 12, 13 and 14 January, 8 p.m.
  • Duration: 140 min
  • Hall: Main Auditorium

The tragedy of good intentions

With high impact staging and costumes of dazzling beauty, The Monte Carlo Ballet dances the story of Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare to the throbbing score of Sergueï Prokofiev. This overwhelmingly visual production in a youthful, stylized version shifts the reference point of the drama: instead of retracing the rift which separates the Capulets from the Montagues, the story centres on the tormented soul of Fray Lorenzo, a man whose good intentions ultimately provoke the death of the young lovers.

The choreography of Jean-Christophe Maillot, acclaimed internationally as “extraordinarily beautiful, elegant and refined” or “youthful and energetic”, has made it -with more than 400 performances- an emblematic work of the Ballet of Monte Carlo, a company that Maillot has transformed into one of the best dance troupes of Europe.

The Royal Seville Symphony Orchestra (Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla - ROSS) performs the brilliant score of Prokofiev in a choreography of exceptional cinematographic drive that alternates the socio-political conflict of two opposing clans with the passion of two adolescents and their own conflicting feelings.

Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo is presided over by H.R.H. Princess of Hannover

 

Premiere at Opéra Monte Carlo, 23 December, 1996

  • Direction and choreography: Jean-Christophe Maillot
  • Musical director: Igor Dronov
  • Music: Serguéi Prokófiev
  • Set design: Ernest Pignon-Ernest
  • Costume design: Jérôme Kaplan
  • Lighting design: Dominique Drillot

Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla

 

©Alice Blangero

Acerca de la compañia

Re-established in 1985 by H.R.H. the Princess of Hannover, in accordance with the wishes of her mother, Princess Grace of Monaco. This company constitutes one of the most prestigious cultural expressions of the Principality of Monaco; and was the location chosen during two decades by the passionate Serguéi de Diáguilev for his creative workshop.

Acerca de Jean-Christophe Maillot

Choreographer-Director of the Ballets de Monte-Carlo, his repertory is inspired by the world of art in its broadest sense and each ballet is a sketchbook for the next project. In this way, and for the last 30 years, he has created a body of 60 pieces which range from narrating the grand ballets to pieces of a more concise format.

The press says

Un exquisita versión de Jean-Christophe Maillot

El Teatro de la Maestranza comienza el año con Les de Ballets de Monte-Carlo y la exquisita versión de ‘Romeo y Julieta’ de su director, Jean-Christophe Maillot.

Desde hoy y hasta el sábado, Romeo y Julieta vuelve al Maestranza de la mano de Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo

Espectacular puesta en escena...

La rara belleza de lo sutil

A partir del vocabulario de la danza clásica y neoclásica, maillot elabora un discurso absolutamente contemporáneo

Y de repente...Olga Smirnova

La famosa bailarina rusa que se solidarizó con Ucrania bailó anoche ‘Romeo y Julieta’ con Los Ballets de Montecarlo, en La Maestranza de Sevilla. Fuimos a verla y quedamos sorprendidos.

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