Sneak preview of deeply moving creation by Natalia Horecna at Monte-Carlo Ballet atelier

Dancers baring their souls to give voices to those gone forever

The friends of the Monte-Carlo Ballet had the chance to attend the April Imprevus at their atelier, with a sneak peak at the newest creation of talented Slovakian choreographer Natalia Horecna entitled But Behind the Bridge, that will premiere from April 27-30, 2017 at the Grimaldi Forum.

Jean-Christophe Maillot, Artistic Director of the Monte-Carlo Ballet introduced Natalia Horecna who opened the presentation of her ballet by referring to “dancers are the material grown in this house of art,” referring to the state-of-the-art atelier. She then introduced the different characters, and gave a narrative before each section of her new ballet, immersing everyone of us in the dramatic plot of her creation, that recreated the fateful voyage of the drowned 3-year-old Syrian boy, Alan Kurdi, found lying facedown on a beach near Turkish resort of Bodrum on September 2, 2015, to tell the tragic plight of refugees, who leave their homes for the unknown fleeing a war they did not choose.

Natalia’s message is that “we cannot change the world but we can contribute a little.” She added that the dancers are “proud to bare their souls and give voices to those gone forever.” Her ballet touched our souls forever as we are all one, trying to make sense of a world gone mad, making an effort to keep our faith in humanity alive, desperate to overcome violence and greed with compassion. The performance filled our eyes with tears, made our hearts beat faster and will hopefully move us into action.

Two for the price of one

Two choreographers, each with a strong identity, will be unveiling their creations for the Ballet of Monte-Carlo, from April 27-30, 2017 at the Grimaldi Forum, as the iconic Canadian Marie Chouinard will be also premiering her ballet entitled CY Twombly Somehow, bringing together some fifteen dancers from the Company, including Maude Sabourin from Quebec.

  • Cy Twombly Somehow by Marie Chouinard
  • Choreography: Marie Chouinard
  • Music: Original composition by Louis Dufort
  • Make up, Costumes: Marie Chouinard
  • Scenography, Lighting: Marie Chouinard
  • Duration approx.: 34 min
  • But Behind the Bridge by Natalia Horecna
  • Choreography: Natalia Horecna
  • Music: Kronos Quartet, Olafur Arnalds, Henryk Gorecki, John Cage, Christian Ferras, Christian Dierstein, Cello Project
  • Duration approx.: 50 min

Salles des Princes, Grimaldi Forum Monaco – April 27-30, 2017

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Today’s Quote

“No one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark.” Warsan Shire


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