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Crossed steps - Ballets de Monte-Carlo

CRÉA: an original dance performance!
Friday, June 16 and Saturday, June 17, 2023, at 8 p.m.
Musée national Marc Chagall


an original dance performance created for the Musée National Marc Chagall

Design and choreography : Mimoza Koike and Asier Edeso
Music : ilia Osokin

In dance, the body is the origin of movement. It initiates it, it seeks it, it tracks it... but it also receives it. It is the artistic medium. The dancing body is both creator and interpreter.

Asier Edeso and Mimoza Koike have made this particularity the common thread running through their piece CREA. In it, the two dancers move back and forth between the thinking and the thought, the creator and the created, the subject and the object.

"If I create from the heart, almost everything works, if it's from the head, almost nothing." (Marc Chagall quote)

Asier Edeso, dancer and choreographer
Born in 1986 in San Sebastián, Spain, Asier Edeso trained in San Sebastian and Madrid, Spain (1994-2004), then in London at the Royal Ballet Upper School (2004-2005). After working with the Scottish Ballet in Glasgow and the Ballet de l'Opéra national du Rhin, in 2008 he joined Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, directed by Jean-Christophe Maillot. He performs a wide variety of works and roles from the classical repertoire (La Belle, Roméo et Juliette, Cendrillon, Shéhérazade, Faust, The Nutcracker, etc.) as well as works that have entered the repertoire or have been created by guest choreographers for the Ballets company (Le Fils Prodigue, Le Sacre du Printemps, New Sleep, etc.).
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Mimoza Koike, dancer and choreographer
Born in Tokyo in 1982, Mimoza Koike left Japan to study dance at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Lyon. Initially recruited by the Grand Théâtre de Genève, in 2003 she joined Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, directed by Jean-Christophe Maillot, where she became principal soloist. Alongside her work as a virtuoso performer covering the contemporary and classical repertoires, Mimoza Koike choreographs pieces performed in Monaco, France and Japan. Since 2017, together with Asier Edeso, she has been artistic director of Pas croisés, a program of dance performances designed for the Musée Chagall, in partnership with Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo.
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A co-production of Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo and the National Museum of the 20th century in the Alpes-Maritimes. In 2023, we celebrate the 10th anniversary of this wonderful partnership between our two institutions.

Practical information

This dance performance will take place on Friday June 16 and Saturday June 17, 2023, at 8pm.
Doors open at 7pm
In the museum auditorium.
Duration: approx. 1h
Full price: €10 / Students: €5
Reservations required by e-mail: p.wante@balletsdemontecarlo.com
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Mimoza Koike and Asier Edeso dancing Marc Chagall's painting "Adam et Eve chassés du Paradis" (oil on canvas, 1961), at the Marc Chagall national museum, Nice. Photo © national museums of the 20th century in the Alpes-Maritimes / Patrick Massabo © ADAGP, Paris, 2023.

Open daily except Tuesdays, January 1, May 1 and December 25.
November to end of April: 10am to 5pm
May to end of October: 10 am to 6 pm

Full price: €10
Students: €5
Reservations required by e-mail: p.wante@balletsdemontecarlo.com

All audiences
Exhibition dismantling/set up - Partial closure of room
from 10 to 26 January 2024