The princess of Monaco Carolina is visiting Havana

havana-live-carolina-de-monacoHAVANA, Oct 29th  Princess of Monaco, Grimaldi Carolina, is in Havana to mark the debut on the island on Friday the Monte Carlo Ballet, who will present his version of Cinderella part, reports EFE.

The director of the company in the Principality of Monaco, the French choreographer and exbailarín Jean-Christophe Maillot said that “being in Cuba is a dream come true,” according to local media reports.

The Monte Carlo Ballet, consisting of 50 dancers, is one of the companies invited to the XVI International Festival of Theater of Havana, where it will offer three functions in the Avellaneda Hall of the National Theatre.

Maillot explained that his group brings a performance of the ballet Cinderella, inspired by the traditional tale of the Brothers Grimm, has an “austere and contemporary” set that will guide the public towards the familiar story without losing the element of surprise, but in a “simple “and symbolic”.

The roles of the two main characters will be played by the Spanish dancers and Alvaro Prieto Ballesteros Anjara, dancers, exdiscípulos Nacho Duato.

The Monte Carlo Ballet, known in French as Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, is a group of ballet founded in 1936, which was revived in 1985 by the will of Princess Caroline Grimaldi, who is in Cuba to attend the debut of the company the Principality of Monaco, an independent state in Western Europe, according to Prensa Latina.

According to EFE they said sources close to the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC), is scheduled a meeting between the director general of the Cuban company, ex-ballerina and choreographer Alicia Alonso and Princess of Monaco, although they did not specify the date.

This is the first visit of the eldest of the Princes Rainier III and actress Grace Kelly, to Cuba, where he was and his brother, Prince Albert II, in 1989.

In addition to appearances, a performance of the Ballet of Monte Carlo and its director said on Wednesday Maillot exchanges with teachers and dancers of the National Ballet of Cuba.

Maillot said that the meeting will allow them to know the Cuban school of ballet and dance traditions on the island, “highly valued in the world” and also expressed interest in the company receiving guiding Cuban students.