The Monte-Carlo Ballet has decided to make a previous performance of “La Belle” available online to battle lockdown boredom. The local TV channels Monaco Info and France 3 will broadcast the show directed by Jean-Christophe Maillot this Saturday at 5 pm. It is also available to stream.
The company is the latest institution in Monaco to share its creations to ease the confinement experience, which is now in its third week.
The 2016 “La Belle” performance will last an hour and fifty minutes to the music of renowned composer Piotr Tchaikovsky performed by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra. The principal dancers are Semyon Chudin and Olga Smirnova.
La Belle de Jean-Christophe Maillot @BalletsMonteCar, avec Olga Smirnova et Semyon Chudin (casting de luxe !) diffusion @monaco__info, sur https://t.co/GGfESTAnkd et https://t.co/O69zWOBUX7 :
– mercredi 8 avril à 17h
– Samedi 11 avril à 17h. pic.twitter.com/ybyVQjc58v
— Danses avec la plume (@dansesplume) April 7, 2020
It is an interpretation of the classic fairy tale Sleeping Beauty, one which goes further than Perrault’s original tale that the story ends when she awakes and marries this prince. In this rendition, they are now threatened by the evil stepmother Ogresse Carabosse.
“Jean-Christophe Maillot has opted for a psychoanalytical reading of this famous tale that is both aesthetically pleasing and ferocious, in direct contact with our childhood, our anxieties, and our desires. The adventures of Sleeping Beauty refer to the rituals a woman faces during her life.”
Last week “Lac” kicked off the series and further performances will follow. The links to stream are available on the Facebook page of Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo.