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Joyfull and expressive Romeo & Juliette in Monaco


Repremiere of Romeo & Juliette in Monaco

with Les Ballets de Monte Carlo

Romeo and Juliet inarlo Mionte Carlo. Repremiere

Romeo and Juliet inarlo Mionte Carlo. Repremiere

By Henning Høholt, applause fotos Tomas Bagackas.
MONTE CARLO/MONACO: The repremiere of he 1996 Romeo and Juliette production of Jean-Christophe Maillot´s Romeo and Juliette at Grimaldi Forum in Monaco 16th. April 2015 is an expressive and joyfull experience with a brilliant cast. Heading Stephan Bourgund as Romeo and Anja Behrend as Juliette.  
Romeo-and-Juliette-Monte-Carlo-applaus-16.4.2015.-Foto-Tomas-Bagackas

Romeo-and-Juliette-Monte-Carlo-applaus-16.4.2015.-Foto-Tomas-Bagackas

Furthermore George Oliveira as a brilliant Mercutio, with beautiful hgh legs and Alvaro Prieto as ane expressive Tybalt, We also enjoyed how well Alexis Oliveira made the role as Father Laurent to a main role.
Repremiere of Romeo and Juliette with Les Ballets des Monte Carlo

Repremiere of Romeo and Juliette with Les Ballets des Monte Carlo

As years has gone since the premiere, and it is now a new casting, this is refreshing the production, so it is, for me, like a new fresh Romeo and Juliet, presenting the choreography and the ideas of Jean-Christophe Maillots choreographic language, when he was younger, in a new fresh energic light.
Stephan Bourgond and Anja Behrend as Romeo and Juliette, Monte Carlo, applaus 16.4.2015. Foto Tomas Bagackas

Stephan Bourgond and Anja Behrend as Romeo and Juliette, Monte Carlo, applaus 16.4.2015. Foto Tomas Bagackas

Still with a lot of energy in the dancing, one of the highlights for me, was not an energic scene, but the scene, when Romeo, Stephan Bourgund, is returning to his secret belowed Juliette, after he has killed Tybalt. The quietnes in his attityde, the beauty in his stage presence, before she is attaccing him and they continue with their beautiful expressive goodbye pas de deux was my highlight this evening. As it opresented a virtuose dancer, with a lot of energy and beauty, in another side of his talent, the sadnes, whe only his quitnes send deeply heart feelings to Juliette, and of course, out to the audience.

Anja Behrend and Stephan Bourgond.as Romeo and Juliette in Monte Carlo

Anja Behrend and Stephan Bourgond as Romeo and Juliette in Monte Carlo

Maillots developing of the Father Laurents role to a leading role, showed this figur in another and much more importent position than usually, in a way that told more about how importent this role is in this famouse William Shakespeare history.
Alvaro Prieto as Tybalt in Romeo and Juliette, Monte Carlo, applaus 16.4.2015. Foto Tomas Bagackas

Alvaro Prieto as Tybalt in Romeo and Juliette, Monte Carlo, applaus 16.4.2015. Foto Tomas Bagackas

The beautiful history was in addition full of many good dancers in a lot of minor roles, Daniele Delvecchio as Benvolio, Ediz Erguc as rince Paris, Mimoza Koike as Lady Capulet, and the very amusing Maude Sabourin as the Nurse of Juliette. Asier Edeso and Bruno Roque was the two helpers of Father Laurent. In addition to a good corps des ballet.

- It is interesting that The Monte Carlo Ballet attracts many interesting dancers, on the role list,  in the group of the Montaigues, we were please to notice the young  very talented Swedish dancer Joakim Adeberg, (born 1989) who in 2008 was winning Gold medaille in Grasse, and was finalist in Prix de Lausanne the same year.

Ediz Erguc as Paris and Mimoza Koike as Lady Capulet. To the very left Joakim Adeberg, in Romeo and Juliette, Monte Carlo, applaus 16.4.2015. Foto Tomas Bagackas

Ediz Erguc as Paris and Mimoza Koike as Lady Capulet. To the very left Joakim Adeberg, in Romeo and Juliette, Monte Carlo, applaus 16.4.2015. Foto Tomas Bagackas

Jérôme Kaplan is responsable for the good costumes and Ernest Pignon-Ernest for Scenographi. While light is by Dominique Drillot. Music by Sergei Prokofiev. Unfortunately on tape.
Touring:
COLISSEUM, London, 23 to 25 april 2015
CHATEAU DE VERSAILLES JARDIN DE L’ORANGERIE, Paris, 23 and 24 June 2015
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Chorégraphie : Jean-Christophe Maillot
Musique : Serge Prokofiev
Scénographie : Ernest Pignon-Ernest
Costumes : Jérôme Kaplan
Lumières : Dominique Drillot
Durée : 1h50
J-Ch. Maillot, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo – ROMEO AND JULIET

Man is irrational and Jean-Christophe Maillot’s ballets constantly illustrate this impulsive nature that routinely overflows the frameworks imposed on him.
Pretending otherwise by attempting to reason is unfortunately often synonymous with disappointment. This is the tragedy of Brother Laurent in Romeo and Juliet, a ballet that has widely contributed to the international reputation of the Ballets de Monte-Carlo.

Brother Laurent thinks he can end the war between the Capulets and the Montagues. He hopes to make them see reason by using the love felt by their two children, but nothing good can come of this good intention; Romeo and Juliet’s impatience makes them uncontrollable and the hate felt by both families blinds those that have the power to bring peace.

Until the tragic outcome, human nature will prove impervious to any reflection.

Grimaldi Forum
Jeudi 16 Avril 2015 – 20h
Vendredi 17 Avril 2015 – 20h
Vendredi 17 Avril 2015 – 20h
Samedi 18 Avril 2015 – 20h
Dimanche 19 Avril 2015 – 16h
Les Ballets des Monte Carlo, rlaxed surroinding their leader Jean-Christophe Maillot.

Les Ballets des Monte Carlo, rlaxed surroinding their leader Jean-Christophe Maillot.

Touring:
COLISSEUM, London, 23 to 25 april 2015
CHATEAU DE VERSAILLES JARDIN DE L’ORANGERIE, Paris, 23 and 24 June 2015
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