13 September 2021

BBL supports the Opaline Foundation

The Béjart Ballet Lausanne has been invited by the Opaline Foundation to perform in the middle of an orchard in Bex to celebrate the harvest festival on Saturday, September 25, 2021.

The Opaline Foundation was created in 2018 to promote an inclusive and positive agricultural transition. The Foundation works alongside farmers to regenerate soil and biodiversity with the support of the scientific committee. It also focuses on renewing the ties between the agricultural world and local communities through the agriCULTURE project. This cultural program is held on farmland and allows everyone to create new bonds with the land and culture. Farmers, artists and citizens can come together and support a sustainable transition.


The Béjart Ballet Lausanne has been spreading the reach of dance throughout the world for almost 35 years. Gil Roman, the company’s Artistic Director, is pleased to present “Alors on danse!”, a program made up of new choreographic pieces specially created for the occasion (on music by Citypercussion and John Zorn) and six excerpts from Brel and Barbara, by Maurice Béjart.


This collaborative venture between the Béjart Ballet Lausanne and the Opaline Foundation is unprecedented. We invite you to experience the first part of the agriCULTURE project on September 25th. This project will then resume in the spring and autumn of 2022, on different farmlands in the French-speaking part of Switzerland.


Tickets are limited out of respect for the local nature and surrounding ecosystem. You can buy your tickets here. All profits from this event will be donated to the Opaline Foundation to support its activities.



The spectators will be asked to apply the sanitary measures set up by the Opaline Foundation, which are indicated on their website.



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