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Les Ballets de Monte Carlo Returns to New York

Les Ballets de Monte Carlo Returns to New York
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Published on February 15, 2016
Photo by Alice Blangero

With Jean-Christophe Maillot's Spin on "Cinderella"

New York City Previews of “Cinderella”

A ballet choreographed by Jean-Christophe Maillot

Performed by Les Ballets de Monte Carlo

Thursday - Saturday, Feb 18 – 20, 2016 at 8pm; plus 2pm on Saturday

City Center, 131 W 55th St (btwn 6th & 7th), NYC 

Tickets start at $50; CityTix® 212.581.1212


Just when Barbie Dolls are being remade to reflect today’s modern woman, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo returns to NYC with a full-length ballet Cinderella that also reflects a contemporary mindset. No longer is the central character a helpless victim (visions of her dead mother give her back bone) and she dances barefoot! Celebrating its thirtieth anniversary, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo performs company director Jean-Christophe Maillot’s choreography made in 1999 to the Sergei Prokofiev's score, and a set by Ernest Pignon-Ernest at City Center,  February 18 – 20, 2016
To complement the performances will be a free photography exhibit by Monaco-born Alice Blangero “Inside Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo” February 15-21, 2016 at Christie’s Lobby Gallery, 20 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City. Wed-Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Sun: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm.
Photo by Marie-Laure Briane
Founded by the Princess of Hanover in memory of her mother, Princess Grace, this ballet company, now composed of 50 dancers, led  by Mr. Maillot since 1993, has presented ballets by George Balanchine, and from the Diaghilev era, as well as dances by Twyla Tharp, Lucinda Childs and William Forsythe.
Photo by Marie-Laure Briane
Official Partners for this opulent ballet are: CFM, Principality of Monaco, Holt Global, and Cuomo Foundation, with the additional support of the Embassy of the Principality of Monaco to the United States, the Consulate General of Monaco in New York, and the Monaco Government Tourist Office.

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