The Béjart Ballet Lausanne is finally back on stage!
In light of the easing of sanitary measures, the company was asked to join a pilot project introduced by the Covid-19 delegation of the State Council of Fribourg. Spectators were able to attend a unique performance of Ballet for Life last Saturday at the Théâtre Equilibre in Fribourg, at a special rate, provided they showed a vaccination certificate or a negative test.
The new measures announced by the Federal Council a few days before the performance allowed the theatre to open to its full capacity, without the need to wear a mask. This type of scene looked like a return to normal life, something that had not been felt for 15 months.
The Béjart Ballet Lausanne thus returned to its public with great emotion. The company presented Ballet for Life, choreographed by Maurice Béjart, to a packed hall of nearly 700 deeply moved spectators.
This ballet, featuring music by Queen and Mozart, and costumes by Versace, is a tribute to Jorge Donn and Freddie Mercury. This ballet about youth and hope has been performed more than 350 times around the world. It ends with the mythical song The show must go on by Queen. A plea from the heart that is particularly relevant in the current context.
The company is back on the road to close the season, with Short pieces in Como (June 30), and Ballet for Life in Carcassonne (July 12), Peralada (July 16-17) and Orange (July 22).