The Joyce Theater Presents LES BALLETS DE MONTE-CARLO, 2/15-19

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The Joyce Theater Foundation will present Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, under the presidency of H.R.H. The Princess of Hanover and artistic direction of choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot, from February 15 – 19, 2012.  The 32-member company will present the New York premieres of Opus 40 and Altro Canto, both choreographed by Maillot.  Tickets for this engagement, ranging in price from $10-$59 ($26 - $44 for Joyce Members), are available through JoyceCharge at www.Joyce.org or by calling 212-242-0800.  Please note: ticket prices are subject to change.  The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street, in Chelsea.  

Under the Presidency of H.R.H The Princess of Hanover, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, Monaco's official dance company, makes its Joyce debut with two riveting works created by celebrated choreographer-director Jean-Christophe Maillot.  Opus 40, created in 2000, portrays emotion and mystery captured in structured frames.  An "ode to youth," the work includes sets and costumes by the American painter George Condo and beautifully guttural music by the incomparable Meredith Monk.  Also on the program is Part I from Altro Canto, a 2006 work with costumes by designer Karl Lagerfeld and a set by Rolf Sachs. Set to the passionate music of Monteverdi, Altro Canto features constant, intense and emotional movement performed in a gentle light that is almost liturgical in its sensibility.

Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo makes its Joyce Theater debut from February 15 – 19 as follows: Wednesday at 7:30pm; Thursday – Friday at 8pm; Saturday 2pm & 8pm; Sunday 2pm & 7:30pm.  Tickets range in price from $10-$59 ($26 - $46 for Joyce Members) and are available through JoyceCharge at www.Joyce.org or by calling 212-242-0800.  Please note: Tickets prices are subject change.  There will be a "Dance Talks" at Joyce SoHo (155 Mercer Street), a discussion focusing on Les Ballets Monte Carlo, on Monday, February 6 at 6pm.  To learn more about exclusive events held under the High Patronage of Her Royal Highness The Princess of Hanover while the company is in NYC, please visit www.MonacoTakesUS.comThe Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street, in Chelsea. 

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