From June 7 to 12 at Beaulieu Theater, the BBL will present two exclusive creations, Giorgio Madia’s Swan Song and Julio Arozarena’s Corps-circuit. And to cap it all, the company will perform Maurice Béjart’s Boléro and Gil Roman’s Anima blues. Four choreographers for a show highlighting artistic creation.  
Gil Roman gives "carte blanche" to Giorgio Madia, Italian choreographer and former dancer of the BBL, to create Swan Song for the company.
Inspired by Maurice Béjart interviews recording excerpts, Madia analyses the master’s influence on his own work, reflecting on the archaic meaning of dance, its impulse, its vital energy and the connection to music. Giorgio Madia filters some of the most important artistic legacy that the master has left him, and conceives a parallel with himself and his former colleague Gil Roman for whom the principal part of this ballet is created bespoke, because he impersonates "the connection between the past, present and future of Maurice’s heritage".  
Julio Arozarena presents Corps-circuit, a choreographic research on connections, visible or invisible, between bodies. That body that Michel Foucault described in Utopian Body as: « My body, in fact, is always elsewhere. It is tied to all the elsewhere of the world. My body is like the City of the Sun. It has no place, but it is from all the possible places, real or utopian, emerge and radiate. »  
Premiered in 2013 at the Lausanne Opera, Anima blues is a trip, a « road ballet ». Mixing Audrey Hepburn’s voice with musical compositions of Citypercussion, Gil Roman develops a blues ballad on the theme of “anima”: a concept that the psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung defined being the unconscious feminine psychological qualities that a man possesses.  
Boléro needs no introduction. Major ballet of the 20th century on Ravel’s music, this masterpiece by Maurice Béjart is full of powerful sensualism, almost animal, a game of seduction and desire between « the Melody » and « the Rythm », speaks for himself, expressing with great intensity the essential!  







Beaulieu Theater – Lausanne
Avenue des Bergières 10 - 1004 Lausanne - Switzerland
Phone +41 21 643 22 11


From Tuesday 7 to Saturday 11 of June 2016 at 8 pm
Doors opening: 7 pm  
Sunday 12 of June 2016 at 6 pm
Doors opening: 5 pm  


Corps-circuit – Julio Arozarena
Swan Song – Giorgio Madia
Anima Blues – Gil Roman
Boléro – Maurice Béjart  
Show duration: Approximately 2h10  


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