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Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo makes its Joyce Theater debut with two riveting creations - Altro Canto I and Opus 40 - on the same program, both by the acclaimed choreographer-director, Jean-Christophe Maillot.


Altro Canto I

Choreography: Jean-Christophe Maillot
Music: Claudio Monteverdi, Biagio Marini, Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger
(performed by the Ensemble Akadêmia, directed by Françoise Lasserre)
Production: Rolf Sachs
Costumes: Karl Lagerfeld
Lighting: Dominique Drillot

Altro Canto I features constant, intense movement punctuated by startling jolts of energy. This unique contemporary piece premiered at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco as part of the 2006 Spring Arts Festival.


Opus 40

Choreography: Jean-Christophe Maillot
Music: Meredith Monk
Scenography: George Condo
Lighting: Dominique Drillot

Opus 40, a beautifully-staged production with sets and costumes by American painter George Condo and music by the incomparable Meredith Monk, portrays emotion and mystery captured in structured frames. Maillot created this ode to youth in 2000 for the Principality’s annual Spring Arts Festival.

Altro Canto I followed by Opus 40

The Joyce Theater

175 Eighth Avenue @ West 19th Street, New York City

Date and Times:
Wednesday, February 15 : 7:30 pm
Thursday, February 16 : 8:00 pm
Friday, February 17 : 8:00 pm
Saturday, February 18 : 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm
Sunday, February 19 : 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm

Individual performance tickets may be purchased at The Joyce Theater box office located at 175 Eighth Avenue @ West 19th Street, New York City, by phone JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 or online at www.joyce.org.

A Spirited Fête

By Invitation Only!

Experience Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo's avant-garde productions in true Monaco style along with these invitation only, exclusive events held under the High Patronage of Her Royal Highness The Princess of Hanover.

Tuesday, February 14
— Cocktail Reception celebrating the “Beauty of Imagination”

Wednesday, February 15
— Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo’s Altro Canto I and Opus 40 premiere
— Cast After-Party in the presence of members of the company with luxury silent auction to benefit the Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo and the Princess Grace Foundation - USA.



AVANT-GARDE Experience $450 per person, includes:
— Cocktail reception celebrating the "Beauty of Imagination"
Altro Canto I and Opus 40 by Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo
— Cast After-Party
+ Attend Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo rehearsal on Friday, February 16 at The Joyce Theater (only available to the first ten ticket purchasers; time to be advised)

VISIONARY Experience $250 per person, includes:
Altro Canto I and Opus 40 by Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo
— Cast After-Party

SPACE IS LIMITED! For more information or to register to receive your invitation, please call 800 753 9696 or email info@visitmonaco.com

All proceeds to benefit Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo and the Princess Grace Foundation-USA


Public Events: Free


A LEGACY OF GRACE Exhibition at The Forbes Galleries

This February, New Yorkers are invited to celebrate the cultural heritage of the Principality. From February 11 through March 31, 2012, this free exhibition will showcase Monaco’s unique cultural heritage and Princess Grace’s exceptional contribution to the arts through photos, videos, ballet costumes, including…

— A pictorial journey of Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo comprising photographs as seen through the eyes of renowned news photo-journalist Marie-Laure de Decker and Monaco-born art photographer Silas Shabelewska.
— Original costumes from the company’s rendition of Romeo and Juliet
Video recordings of Les Ballet's history, productions and dancers.
Rare footage and photographs highlight Princess Grace’s enduring patronage of culture and the arts and her rich legacy of support of promising artists in this collection of the Princess Grace Foundation-USA's 30-year history.

(The Forbes Galleries, 62 Fifth Avenue @ West 12th Street, www.forbesgalleries.com
Ph 212 206 5548

The Forbes Galleries will be concurrently hosting two other exhibitions:

Now through March 17, 2012 - International Art Jewelry: 1895-1925 includes about 200 pieces of jewelry and a few decorative arts objects that illustrate the connection between jewelry and decorative arts in this time period. The collection shows the global interest in art jewelry at the time and the relationship of jewelry from different countries through pieces from the Arts and Crafts Movement in both Great Britain and the United States, the German and Austrian Jugendstil (Young Style) Movement, Art Nouveau in France, Belgium and the United States, Scandinavian Skonvirke, Italian Stile Liberty, and more.

February 17 to April 28, 2012 - Patricia Watwood: Myths and Individuals features thirty figurative paintings. Watwood belongs to the emerging school of Contemporary Classical artists, an international group of young painters who are trained in traditional academic techniques and use representational imagery. Watwood’s subjects are mythology, allegory, and portraiture.






Champagne Paul Goerg
Forbes Media
Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo
Hotel Plaze Athenee-New York
The Joyce Theater
Mr. & Mrs. Juan Pablo Molyneux
Le Club Diamant Rouge de Monaco
Oceania Cruises
Roger Dubuis
Silas Shabelewska Photography
Swiss International Air Lines
The Wall Street Journal



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