While water enthusiasts can enjoy the Monaco Sportsboat Winter at the Port Hercules, petrolhead can gear up for the 88th edition of Monte-Carlo Rally and the Rally Car Exhibition and art connoisseurs can savor the latest show, La Boheme, at the Monte Carlo Opera and the thought-provoking ‘Is this World Serious?’ exhibit at the Monaco Modern’art. For families looking for a memorable experience, the International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo will bring thrills galore!
The Yacht Club of Monaco will be kicking off the new year with a series of boat races and training weekends as part of the Monaco Sportsboat Winter that spectators can view and enjoy from the Port of Hercules and enthusiasts can take part in.
The greatest circus party is coming to the Principality as this year’s International Circus Festival pays tribute to horses with a unique equestrian ballet involving 30 horses where the big top will transform into a temple dedicated to horses.
Other shows will ensure all members of the family are entertained. Highlights include the ‘5 White Tiger Show’ by Russian artist Sergey Nesterov which will enthral spectators with tricks and routines with 5 white tigers that will perform routines including lying on top of the performer that will leave everyone awestruck!
The “Prince of Clowns”Henry Ayala will also be bringing his show to the festival whose many jokes are bound to have audiences in splits throughout the evening. Ayala has an extremely wide range of skills and will demonstrate how good he is as a funambulist!
Finally, the acrobat collective Dandys will leave everyone awestruck on the Russian Bar with a series of technical feats including never-seen-before triple forwards and back somersaults.
Finally, art lovers can get enthralled by the ‘Is the world serious’ exhibit at Monaco Modern’art. In a world faced with changing temperatures and increasing natural calamities, Philippe Pastor’s exhibition of paintings and scriptures questions this chaos and the destructive force of man.
The thought-provoking journey begins with an emblematic installation titled the “Burned Trees” series which is composed of 28 sculptures made of calcinated black trunks. The installation has been presented around the world including the framework of the ‘Plant for the Planet’ campaign organized by UNEP.
The installation is juxtaposed with a magnificent painting from the “Blue Monochrome” series, created from natural pigments of an intense blue and nourished with delicate natural elements, which invoke the infinite expanse of the seas and the oceans.
The journey ends with a series of paintings titled ‘With Time’ where the matter unfolds in ebb and flow of elements that circulate and clash. Through this series, the artist summons the strength and power of natural elements to address the theme of climate change and the phenomena of hurricanes and tornadoes, which are multiplying around the globe.