Rendez-vous in January at Lausanne Opera with Gaîté parisienne
The Béjart BalletLausanne will perform Gaîté parisienne from Maurice Béjart on January 17, 20, 22 and 24 at the Opéra de Lausanne. Never danced by the Béjart Ballet Lausanne before, this ballet is the hundredth creation of the Ballet du XXe Siècle and was first presented at the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Bruxelles in 1978.
On Offenbach and Manuel Rosenthal’s music, Gaîté parisienne is a joyful piece that deals with humor about the dancer’s life inside the very demanding world of classical dancing. “This ballet is a mix between a private diary and a satiric newspaper of the time”, explained Maurice Béjart, talking about this choreography. It is full of winks to classical dancing history, but also about Béjart’s youth as a dancer. It also shows Béjart’s arrival in Paris and his complicated relationship with his dance master who was affectionate and tyrannical at the same time.
Gil Roman puts on this mischievous piece for the first time on January 17, 20, 22 & 24 at the Opéra de Lausanne with the Chamber Orchestra of Lausanne and the mezzo-soprano Marina Viotti, under the musical direction of Daniel Kawka.
The evening will open with Les Mamelles de Tirésias an opera buffa of Francis Poulenc (1899 – 1963), produced by the Teatro Arriaga of Bilbao and the Gran Teatre del Liceu of Barcelona with a staging from Emilio Sagi.
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