Noces Jean-Christophe Maillot
©Yann Coatsaliou
©Yann Coatsaliou


J-Ch. Maillot

In his tribute to the Principality of Monaco, Jean-Christophe Maillot delved into some of the greatest moments of the Ballets Russes which resulted in the creation of Noces. The mission of Noces is to create the atmosphere of immediacy. Characterized by a frenetic rhythm, ritual and the addition of soloists and chorus to the instruments makes this piece extremely expressive, approaching the violence at the end of a celebration before the return to calm. Jean-Christophe Maillot, like the composer, deals with an allegory that confronts originality and freedom with tradition, thus igniting a spontaneous relationship between the spectator and the ballet.

Choreography: Jean-Christophe Maillot
Music: Igor Stravinski
Scenography and lighting: Dominique Drillot
Costumes: Philippe Guillotel

Premiere held on December 25th 2003, Grimaldi Forum Monaco