The Monte-Carlo Ballet Company will return to the stage for the 2020/2021 winter season with five performances from mid-October to early January.

Since lockdown ended, the dancers of the Monte-Carlo Ballet Company have been working tirelessly to offer an exceptional season to their soon-to-be spectators. On the programme are five ballets directed by Jean-Christophe Maillot, who has headed Monte-Carlo’s ballet troupe since 1993. All performances will take place at the Grimaldi Forum and the dancers will be accompanied by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra. We have selected two particular performances to keep on eye on in coming weeks.

Opus 60, a ballet about the passage of time

From December 11th to 13th, the Company will perform “Dov’è la Luna”, a “solemn mass for seven dancers” that plays between light and shadow and explores the place between life and death. Then “Opus 60”, the latest creation of Jean-Christophe Maillot, soon to celebrate his 60th birthday. A piece about the passage of time, he approaches the tale “with his characteristic joie de vivre and an unspoiled thirst for creation.”

On December 18th and 19th, show attendees will be able to see a modernised version of “Cinderella” in which Jean-Christophe Maillot has used the context of a stepfamily “to imagine vain and idle characters trying to exist in a world dripping with deceit”, contrasting with the simplicity of Cinderella.

For more information on performance dates and ticketing, please visit the Monte-Carlo Ballet Company website.