Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo
The Generalife Theatre
Friday 18 June 22:30 Dance


Under the Presidency of HRH The Princess of Hanover

Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo

Jean-Christophe Maillot



Le Songe

Ballet in two acts


Artistic direction and choreography: Jean-Christophe Maillot

Music: Felix Mendelssohn, Daniel Teruggi, Bertrand Maillot

Stage design: Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Costumes: Philippe Guillotel

Lighting design: Dominique Drillot

Direction associate: Nicolas Lormeau for The Craftsmen

An elegant, sensual and theatrical dream

The famous Monegasque company directed by Jean-Christophe Maillot returns this summer to the Granada Festival with Le Songe, an elegant and spectacular production inspired by the fabulous comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by Shakespeare. The choreography, one of Maillot’s most personal bids –it was the first ballet he danced as a soloist in John Neumeier’s company–, has captured all the lines of thought developed during his career into three different universes: that of the Athenians, both dynamic and rhythmic, with intense movements that follow the score of a seventeen-year-old Mendelssohn and that demand a physical power typical of the young age; that of the fairies, with more seasoned performers in a chaotic and lustful world that reveals the sensuality of bodies through the acoustic music of Daniel Teruggi; and, finally, that of the craftsmen that shows the theatricality of the actors and the sense of humour of the comedians, accompanied by the evocative music of Bertrand Maillot. The choreographer immerses us in a daydream from which we would never want to wake up.