Core Meu Jean-Christophe Maillot Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo
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Core Meu Jean-Christophe Maillot Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo
Alessandra Tognoloni & Francesco Mariottini ©AB
Core Meu Jean-Christophe Maillot Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo
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Core Meu Jean-Christophe Maillot Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo
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Alessandra Tognoloni & Francesco Mariottini ©AB
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Core meu

J-Ch. Maillot

Core Meu is a continuation of the ballet Jean-Christophe Maillot choreographed on 1 July 2017 for "F(ê)aites de la danse !" At the stroke of midnight, the event was an unprecedented occasion in which the Ballets de Monte-Carlo mingled with members of the audience, the latter gathering around the company as if at a concert. The choreographer decided to rewrite the piece entirely, this time injecting more nuanced emotions and lending it a more high-impact classical sense of technique to force the dancers to look deep within themselves and push their limits.

Although the ballet offers the same surge of energy, sensuality and precision, this time the dancers perform face-on in a theatre, as opposed to the town square performance given last time. The view points offered up by this Italian-style structure are different from those found in an amphitheatre, which led to Jean-Christophe Maillot reworking Core Meu in depth. While the first ballet forced him to approach his work like a sculptor, examining his piece from all angles, this new version positioned him like a painter examining a canvas. 

Entirely overhauled and re-appropriated, the piece is an epic crescendo that fuses tarantella and the technical capacities of a ballet company at the height of its powers. In doing so, it offers a fresh take on this traditional dance and infuses classical dance with new perspectives. Core Meu is yet another example of the creative process that has put the Ballets de Monte-Carlo's Choreographer and Director in a class of his own over the past 30 years: reworking an academic register to bring it in line with the times and contemporary preoccupations and emotions. The emotions in question are brought to life with the Salento music from Antonio Castrignanò and his Orchestre des Pouilles, with the latter once again accompanying the dancers' twists and turns in a highly visceral and exhiliarting experience.


Choreography: Jean-Christophe Maillot
Assistant choreographer: Bernice Coppieters
Music: Antonio Castrignanò - Sufi, Core Meu, Respiri di pizzica, Beddha ci dormi, Formenta, Corri, Tremula terra
Costumes: Salvador Mateu Andujar
Lighting: Samuel Thery
Duration: 38 min

With the participation of Antonio Castrignanò & Taranta Sounds

Premiere held on April 25th 2019, Grimaldi Forum
As part of CORPUS programm