Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo
Jean-Christophe Maillot


The Théâtre hosts a return visit from the Ballets de Monte-Carlo and Jean-Christophe Maillot to celebrate the spirit of the Ballets Russes.

Daphnis et Chloé © Marie-Laure Briane
Le Spectre de la rose © Marie-Laure Briane


Under the Presidency of H.R.H. the Princess of Hanove
Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo
Jean-Christophe Maillot 
choreographer director
Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo

Kazuki Yamada  direction

« En compagnie de Nijinsky »

Daphnis et Chloé
Maurice Ravel music
Jean-Christophe Maillot choreography 
Ernest Pignon-Ernest sets
Jérôme Kaplan costumes
Dominique Drillot lights
Created by Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo on 1st April 2010

Aimai-je un rêve ?  (French premiere)
Claude Debussy music
Jeroen Verbruggen choreography
Charlie Le Mindu costumes
Fabiana Piccioli lights

Le Spectre de la Rose
Carl Maria Von Weber music
Marco Goecke choreography and sets
Nadja Kadel dramatic advisor
Michaela Springer costumes
Udo Haberland lights
Created by Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo on 14 July 2009

Petrouchka (French premiere)
Igor Stravinsky  music
Johan Inger choreography 
from Michel Fokine and Alexandre Benois
Gregor Acuña Pohl dramaturgy
Curt Allen Wilmer avec estudiodeDos sets
Salvador Mateu Andujar costumes 
Fabiana Piccioli lights
Creations of Aimai-je un rêve ? and Petrouchka on 8 December 2018 by Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo under Kazuki Yamada direction.

Approximate running time
1st part: 35mn - Intermission: 20mn - 2nd part: 35mn - - Intermission: 20mn - 3rd part: 40mn

The history of dance in Monte-Carlo is inextricably bound up with the story of Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes. The first Ballet Russes season in France took place in 1909 and Diaghilev’s company divided its performances between the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris and the Salle Garnier at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo. This great venture came to an end when Diaghilev died in 1929 and it was over fifty years before a Monaco dance company was reborn under the impetus of HRH the Princess of Hannover. In 1993, she appointed Jean-Christophe Maillot as Choreographer and Director and since then, the Ballets de Monte-Carlo have joined the ranks of major international companies to great acclaim. After an initial first visit in the autumn of 1997, the Ballets de Monte-Carlo are back at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées this winter with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo conducted by Kazuki Yamada. What could be more symbolic than this Ballets Russes Week with a flavour of nostalgia tinged with a good dash of modernity supplied by guest choreographers. In addition to Jean-Christophe Maillot, the jewels in the European dance crown – Marco Goecke, Jeroen Verbruggen and Johan Inger – will celebrate one of the finest eras in the history of modern ballet.

Coréalisation Productions Internationales Albert Sarfati / Théâtre des Champs-Elysées



Chef Benoît Witz from the Vistamar restaurant at the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo is the guest of Maison Blanche as part of the Ballets Russes Week and offers you a Formula "Avant-spectacle" on Friday 8th, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th February.

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Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo En compagnie de Nijinsky

Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo Aimai-je un rêve ?

Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo Daphnis et Chloé

Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo Petrouchka

Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo Le Spectre de la Rose

Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo Jean-Christophe Maillot


Vaslav Nijinsky

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