It was the first time that soloists from the Bolshoi Ballet were performing an extract of a piece from the repertoire of the Ballets de Monte-Carlo.

Olga Smirnova and Artem Ovcharenko prepared the pas de deux of the balcony scene, from Romeo and Juliet, choreographed by Jean-Christophe Maillot to be performed within the gilded framework of the Gala Russe that took place September 12-13 at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco. During several days those two wonderful dancers worked with the famous choreographer to grab the gestures and the artistic quality of this piece where the unconditional love of the young adolescents prevails over everything and take us back to the memories of our first love.

Photo © 2015 Alice Blangero — Olga Smirnova, Artem Ovcharenko and Jean-Christophe Maillot rehearsing "Roméo et Juliette" at the Studio of Ballets De Monte Carlo

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