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Presentation of the “F(ê)aites de la danse” Dance Festival

Presentation of the "F(ê)aites de la danse" Dance Festival
Jean-Christophe Maillot, Choreographer and Director of the Ballets de Monte-Carlo; Patrice Cellario, Minister of Interior and Jean-Luc Biamonti, CEO of the Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer at the presentation of the first de "F(ê)aites de la Danse" festival ©Government Communication Department/Manuel Vitali

On Friday 7 April 2017, Patrice Cellario, Minister of Interior, Jean-Luc Biamonti, CEO of the Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer (SBM), and Jean-Christophe Maillot, Choreographer and Director of the Ballets de Monte-Carlo, unveiled the concept and programme of the “F(ê)aites de la danse” (“Let’s Dance”) festival to the press. The event will take place in the Place du Casino on 1 July.

For the first time in the Principality, the entire Casino district will be transformed into a gigantic open-air dance floor. The programme features a Dance Marathon, giant dance barre, various shows, devilish tarantellas, ballroom dancing, retro dancing, world dances, Hip Hop, Yamakasi and much more!

As well as being a large-scale show, the aim of the event is to invite the public to play a full part in the show and dance with the performers.

The Map of F(ê)aites de la Danse
The Map of F(ê)aites de la Danse

Public participation is at the heart of this event, which is co-organised by the Ballets de Monte-Carlo, the Prince’s Government and the SBM, who all wish to make this night unforgettable. As Jean-Christophe Maillot pointed out “With the wide variety of shows, concerts, activities and performances of all kinds that we are offering, the 5,000 people expected will be sure to find a good reason to dance. For this special event, the performer-audience relationship has been completely reversed – the dancers aren’t just dancing for the audience, they are here to make the audience dance.”

From 6 p.m. until dawn, this unique event, which is open to all and free of charge, will be host to artists and professional and amateur dancers, as well as the audience, for a time to share and enjoy music and dance.

Originally published at Portail du Gouvernement

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