Dance has been a tradition in Monaco since the days of Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes. The Compagnie des Ballets de Monte-Carlo nurtures this heritage.
In the early twentieth century, dance in Monaco was synonymous with Diaghilev and his legendary Ballets Russes. It was the golden age of Nijinsky, Lifar, Balanchine… Having rewritten the rules of ballet, the renowned Monegasque company was dissolved when Diaghilev passed away in 1929.
Read Jean-Christophe Maillot's interview