In Memoriam Cherkaoui
"In Memoriam" chor.Cherkaoui // ©MLB
Core Meu Maillot
"Core Meu" chor. Maillot ///©AB
"In Memoriam" chor.Cherkaoui // ©MLB
"Core Meu" chor. Maillot ///©AB


Cherkaoui & Maillot

For the second performances of "L’Été Danse!", edition 2021, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo will invite us on a journey. Two pieces, IN MEMORIAM, choreography by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and CORE MEU, choreography by Jean-Christophe Maillot.

In Memoriam by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, the departed become memory... In truth, the presence of the dead persists only through the memories they leave with the living. Some archaic rituals take the form of dances in honour of the dead... This bond between reality and memory is at the heart of In Memoriam. Accompanied onstage by the A Filetta group, steeped in the Corsican oral tradition, the dancers explore movements of attraction and repulsion, illustrating how gestures of gentleness and violence remain deeply ingrained in our bodies.

Core Meu by Jean-Christophe Maillot offers a high-level meeting between the Apulian Tarentella and a fine- tuned ballet company. This piece renews the art of this traditional dance, opening up new horizons for classical dance. Once again, Jean-Christophe Maillot brings the academic vocabulary in stride with the times with this jubilant choreography ideally served by Antonio Castrignanò and his orchestra’s perfect rendition of the music of Salento.

Choreography: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Assistants: Nicolas Vladyslav, Damien Jalet
Lighting: Dominique Drillot
Scenography and video: Gilles DELMAS
Music: A Filetta
Costumes: Hedi Slimane, created in the workshop of the Ballets de Monte-Carlo
With the participation of Corse singers A Fileta (live)
Creation for Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo. Premiere held on December 26th 2004, Grimaldi Forum.

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 (live)
Premiere held on April 25th 2019, Grimaldi Forum


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