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Forthcoming events


(October to December 2014)

MONTE CARLO/MONACO: 21st to 25th October 2014 – « Imprévus » Atelier of the Ballets de Monte-Carlo With the Ballets de Monte-Carlo Company and the Princess Grace Academy

13th to 21st December 2014 – Monaco Dance Forum. Salle Garnier, Grimaldi Forum, Théâtre des Variétés. Genesis, of Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui & Yabin Wang. 

Vielleicht, of Mélissa Von Véppy

Bit, creation of Maguy Marin

Siena, with La Véronal Compagny

Plage Romantique, creation of Emanuel Gat, with the dancers of the Bolchoï Ballet

The Taming of the Shrew, creation by Jean-Christophe Maillot. The Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, directed by Igor Dronov.

28th to 31st December 2014 – The Ballets de Monte-Carlo Company. With The Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, directed by Nicolas Brochot.:

Faust, of Jean-Christophe Maillot


The BAllets des Monte Carlo From November 2014 to July 2015:

Bonn, Friedrichshafen, Madrid, Pamplona, Dubai, Tokyo, Shanghai, Beijing, London, Wolfsburg, Lodz,


The 2014-2015 program is a strong illustration of the idea, so cherished by the Ballets de Monte-Carlo and its Director Jean-Christophe Maillot, that there is a place for all styles of dance.

Once again this year the Ballets de Monte-Carlo Company, the Monaco Dance Forum and the Princess Grace Academy will work together to make the Principality a place dedicated to the choreographic art and a unique type of free space. The season will offer the widest possible palette, featuring strokes of colour called Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Emanuel Gat, Maguy Marin, the Bolshoi, the Béjart Ballet Lausanne and the Tokyo Ballet, along with many others…

After an appetizer from Les Imprévus in late October, December 2014 will be particularly generous with a Monaco Dance Forum that sees a whole host of international companies and choreographers converge on the Rock.

The first presentation of this end-of-year season will be a poignant creation by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Yabin Wang where East meets West.

The dream continues with a show in weightlessness by Mélissa Von Vépy, performing in the air like a puppet on a string.

Maguy Marin returns to the stage of the Grimaldi Forum with a creation that is sure to transform us by questioning the pace of our life and its possible futures.

The La Veronal Company then takes us into the heart of the Tuscan Renaissance for a ballt heavy with Pasolinian overtones about the body and the human subject. This will be the time when those seeking a deeper reflection on the relationship between dance and the visual arts can participate in the symposium Les Utopies du Musée, organised in partnership with the ESAP Monaco. Cinema fans can attend the screening of a film about Serge Lifar by the Audiovisual Archives of Monaco.

Emanuel Gat then presents his energetic creation full of emotionally gripping poetry where the choreography develops the relationship between sound and voice using microphones that record the dancers as they dance.

The most eagerly anticipated event of the season, the legendary Bolshoi Ballet will perform Jean-Christophe Maillot‘s The Taming of the Shrew at the Grimaldi Forum. Given a standing ovation at its premier in July 2014 in Moscow, this creation is a unique event in the history of the legendary Russian company. It is the first time that the Bolshoi has invited a foreign choreographer to create a narrative ballet for its dancers for an entire evening. The legendary company will be accompanied by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by the talented Igor Dronov.

After this prestigious finale bringing the Monaco Dance Forum to a close, the Ballets de Monte-Carlo Company will perform a large-scale show. Faust by Jean-Christophe Maillot is a hypnotic ballet with an impressive visual effectiveness which grabs the audience almost making it think that Mephistopheles was secretly involved in its development. The Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Choir of the Monte-Carlo Opera will also be part of this performance, increasing the Faust is the first in a series of works by Jean-Christophe Maillot performed in the Principality and with which the company tours the world for the rest of the year. Romeo and Juliet and Cinderella will also make detour via Monaco in 2015 to rediscover the audiences that witnessed The Ballets de Monte-Carlo Company on tour:

True to its reputation as a company very much in demand abroad, in the New Year, the Ballets de Monte-Carlo will be performing Jean-Christophe Maillot’s ballets on major international stages.

Choreographies by Jean-Christophe Maillot

1st and 2nd November 2014 – Germany

4th November 2014 – Germany

Friedrichshafen, Graf Zeppelin Haus

Altro Canto 1 & Vers un Pays Sage

20th to 23rd November 2014 – Spain

Madrid, Teatros del Canal

26th November 2014 – Spain

Pamplona, Auditorio Baluarte

15th to 17th January 2015 – Dubai

UAE, Madinat Jumeirah Arena

27th February to 1st March 2015 – Japan

5th to 13th March 2015 – China

Shanghai, Shanghai Gran Theater : 5th to 7th March

Beijing, National Center for the Performing Arts : 11th to 13th

6th to 9th May 2015 – Germany

Wolfsburg, Movimientos Festival

23rd and 24th May 2015 – Poland

23rd and 24th June 2015 – France

Paris, Château de Versailles – Jardins de l’Orangerie

30th July to 2nd August 2015 – United Kingdom

London – London Coliseum

Practical Information and the “Ballets de Monte-Carlo” card


CAT. 1 33€ 26€ 10€ 26€

CAT. 2 28€ 22€ 10€ 22€

CAT. 3 19€ 15€ 10€ 15€

Academy 20€ 10€ 10€ 10€

“Imprévus” Entry to “Ballets de Monte-Carlo” card holders only



CAT. 1 48€ 18€

CAT. 2 45€ 18€

CAT. 3 35€ 18€



CAT. 1 48€ 39€ 18€

CAT. 2 45€ 36€ 18€

CAT. 3 35€ 28€ 18€

Screening of the film “Serge Lifar musagète”: admission free

“Ballets de Monte-Carlo” card : 50€


The Ballets de Monte-Carlo Card costs €50 and this season provides:

– Discount prices on all performances by the Ballets de Monte-Carlo Company, the Monaco Dance Forum and the

Princess Grace Academy

– An invitation to the “Imprévus”, relaxed, evening shows at the creative studio of the Ballets de Monte-Carlo.

– The programme of Ballet de Monte-Carlo events sent to your home.

Informations : +377 97 70 65 20

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