The BBL presents six exceptional evenings of performances
For the first time since 1985, the Béjart Ballet Lausanne will perform the complete version of Wien, Wien, nur du Allein by Maurice Béjart, under Gil Roman’s artistic direction. This piece will be danced on six separate nights. This exceptional event will be staged at Plan_B, in the heart of the BBL studio. The premiere will be on Thursday, June 10.
“Perhaps it’s the story of fourteen people who survived a cataclysm and are waiting to die in a bunker where you can hear the earth shake sometimes: they will end up destroying each other. However, another kind of humanity emerges, and the spinning waltz marks the beginning of a new cycle of humanity,” Maurice Béjart wrote in his intent notes for Wien, Wien, nur du Allein, a two-part choreographic performance with an interlude created in 1982 at the Royal Theatre of La Monnaie in Brussels by the Ballet du XXe Siècle.
Thirty-six years after it was last presented in its complete version, Gil Roman revisits this masterful work, which applies to what we are going through today. “Most of us are aware that we are experiencing the end of an era, or even more so, the end of a cycle of humanity,” Béjart wrote. “Perhaps it’s the story of fourteen people (…), perhaps it’s only the story of a couple who (…) must endure the apparent destruction of their love in order to be reborn (…) perhaps it’s also hell and the impossibility of finding shared love (…) perhaps…. But now I’ll leave it up to your imagination, to all of you who love dance, shapes, sounds, emotions, imagination, BEINGS. ”
A preview of Wien, Wien, nur du Allein will be presented at Plan_B in front of an audience of 55 people, without sets but in live performance conditions.
Thursday, June 10 at 6 pm
Friday, June 11 at 6 pm
Saturday, June 12 at 4 pm
Thursday, June 17 at 6 pm
Friday, June 18 at 6 pm
Saturday, June 19 at 4 pm
// Entrance fees
CHF 20 for people over 18
CHF 10.- for members of the Cercle des Amis
CHF 10.- for children under 18 (the Cultissime card is accepted)