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Parchi di Nervi – Villa Grimaldi Fassio

Béjart Ballet Lausanne

The benchmark company in the dance world with three choreographies by Gil Roman and Maurice Béjart

Music by John Zorn, Citypercussion, Bob Dylan, Gustav Mahler, Mikis Theodorakis
Choreography by Gil Roman, Maurice Béjart
Costumes Henri Davila
LightingDominique Roman
Béjart Ballet Lausanne

The performance of the Béjart Ballet Lausanne, in Nervi on its only Italian date with this programme, will see the ballet company perform three choreographies.
Alors on dance… !, by Gil Roman, with music by John Zorn, Citypercussion and Bob Dylan was first performed at the Lausanne Opera House on 11 February 2022. Roman’s work, dedicated to the dancer Patrick Dupond, aims to create a choreographic sequence inspired by classical ballet that celebrates the pure pleasure of dance in a light atmosphere. This is followed by Liebe und Tod, composed of two pas de deux by Maurice Béjart from the early 2000s, to music from Gustav Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn. Liebe und Tod brings together a choreography created earlier, on the Lid Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen, and a second choreography dedicated to Gil Roman on the Lid Der Tamboursg’sell. The programme ends with 7 danses greques, created by Maurice Béjart in 1983 to music by Mikis Theodorakis and inspired by Greek folklore. Béjart’s research is oriented towards a direct and sincere expression of the Greek popular spirit.

Since its inception in 1987, the Béjart Ballet Lausanne has been a reference point in the dance world. Since Maurice Béjart’s death in 2007, the company has been maintaining its artistic excellence. Maurice Béjart always wanted to open up the world of ballet to a wider audience. Animated by the same spirit, the BBL dancers perform all over the world. Ballet Béjart Lausanne is one of the very few companies capable of filling such immense spaces as the NHK Hall in Tokyo, the State Palace of the Kremlin in Moscow, the Herodes Atticus Odeon in Athens, the Palais des congrès in Paris, the Forest National in Brussels or the Patinoire in Malley-Lausanne.
Since 2007, under its artistic direction, the Ballet Béjart Lausanne has maintained and developed a vast repertoire, at the centre of which remains the work of Maurice Béjart, with emblematic choreographies such as Le Sacre du Printemps, Boléro, The Ninth Symphony or Ballet for Life. Choreographers such as Alonzo King, Tony Fabre, Christophe Garcia, Giorgio Madia, Yuka Oishi or Julio Arozarena have contributed to the creative development of the Béjart Ballet. The Company remains faithful to its vocation: to preserve the work of Maurice Béjart while remaining a space for creation.

Photo credits: Béjart Ballet Lausanne – Gregory Batardon, Vito Lorusso, Stéphan Renaud