Bernice Coppieters, Jiri Kylian & J-Ch. Maillot ©Alice Blangero
Bernice Coppieters, Jiri Kylian & J-Ch. Maillot ©Alice Blangero



As part of the 30th Anniversary of Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, Jean-Christophe Maillot asked Jirí Kylián who became a close friend of the company across the years to imagine a whole evening reflecting his own image. In order to celebrate these thirty years in an original way, Jirí Kylián created Oskar, one of his « specials for an occasion » only him holds the secret of. Oskar is a 4 minute film featuring exclusive performing artists who are no less than Jean-Christophe Maillot, Choreographer-Director of Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, Bernice Coppieters, the company's emblematic "Etoile" Star Dancer and … their famous dog, Oskar. Alice Blangero, the company's photographer was able to follow the rehearsals and the film shooting. This album is a memorable record in still pictures.

The film was screened for the first time on April 28th, 2016 at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.

Artists: Jean-Christophe Maillot & Bernice Coppieters
Voice: Jirí Kylián
Production: Jirí Kylián
Video, editing: Gregory Sebbane
Cameramen: Julien LAUGIER, Alexandre CHAPOT
Lighting: Samuel Thery
Film realised at the Atelier des Ballets de Monte-Carlo, from March 29th to April 6th 2009, with the support of all the Ballets de Monte-Carlo technical staff

Film screened on April 28th 2016, Grimaldi Forum Monaco