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05 July 2017 News flash

F(ê)aites de la Danse 2017: a hit with the public!

Création des Ballets de Monte Carlo pour F(ê)aites de la danse©Direction de la Communication/Charly Gallo

The first F(ê)aites de la Danse festival, organised by the Ballets de Monte-Carlo, the Prince’s Government and Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer, and held in Place du Casino on 1 July 2017, was a huge success.

Nearly 10,000 people were there at the peak of the event around midnight, enjoying a festive atmosphere in Place du Casino, watching the performances and sharing a love of dance.

Choreographer and Director of the Ballets de Monte-Carlo Jean-Christophe Maillot’s gamble – creating an event where professional and amateur dancers could meet the public and get them up dancing – paid off.

A giant pole, dances from around the world, ballroom dancing, jazz, street dance, tango, hip-hop, roller skating by Le Patin Libre, pole dancing, and more all featured one after the other, before giving way to the Ballets de Monte-Carlo, who performed a Jean-Christophe Maillot creation set to music by Italian composer Antonio Castrignano.

On the terraces, the dance marathon was in full swing while down below, a dance hall with food trucks entertained audiences with songs from the 1950s

After midnight, Place du Casino became an enormous open-air disco with DJ Greg Boust on the decks. From 2 am, the French DJ took over the Monte-Carlo Opera, which was transformed into a night club for the evening, while outside the public also danced to his music at the silent disco held on the Casino terraces.

It was a great night, full of fun and friendship. See you again for the next one!


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