Ballet for Life

Maurice Béjart

Théâtre Équilibre
June 26, 2021

Ballet for Life by Maurice Béjart at Théâtre Équilibre, in Fribourg

As part of a federal pilot project, the Béjart Ballet Lausanne will be at the Théâtre Équilibre of Fribourg, on June 26, 2021. For its first time, the company will present Ballet for Life by Maurice Béjart. To the music of Queen, Mozart and costumes designed by Versace, this ballet is about youth and hope in tribute to Jorge Donn and Freddie Mercury. The choreography is a reflection on life, death and love.

> Please refer to the access conditions below



“A little over thirty years ago, in between Berlioz surprising music interspersed with bombing and the sound of ma­chine guns, an unconventional Friar Lawrence cried out to Jorge Donn and Hitomi Asakawa: “Make love, not war!”

Today, Gil Roman, who is about the same age as the creation of my Romeo and Juliet, surrounded by dancers who have never seen this ballet, answers: “You told us to make love, not war. We made love. Why is love waging war on us?”

A cry from the youth, for whom the problem of death by Love is added to the multiple wars that have never ceased in the world since the so-called END of the last World War!

Above all, my ballets are encounters: with music, with life, with death, with love… with all those, whose life and works find a renewal within me. Moreover, the dancer who I am no longer is reincarnated each time by the dan­cers who surpass this former self.

A love affair with the music by Queen. Invention, violence, humour, love: it’s all there. I love the group. They inspire me and guide me, sometimes through this no man’s land where we will all go one day and where, I am sure, Fred­die Mercury is playing a duet on the piano with Mozart.

A ballet about youth and hope, as hopeless and optimistic as they are. Despite everything, I believe that “the show must go on”, as Queen put it in one of their songs.“

– Maurice Béjart


Access conditions

Accepted certificates:

  • Attestation of vaccination
  • Proof that you have contracted Covid-19 and are considered immune (for 6 months after your positive test)

Accepted tests :

  • Negative PCR result: molecular biology test for SARS-CoV-2 done no more than 72 hours before the event
  • Antigenic (rapid) negative result: analysis of SARS-CoV-2 antigens by immunology carried out in a pharmacy or by a health professional no more than 24 hours before the event.

IMPORTANT: self-tests (antigenic tests done at home) are not taken into account

People under 16 years of age are not required to present a certificate of vaccination, immunisation or negative test but are asked to present an identity document.

Masks must be worn upon entering the theatre and for the duration of the presentations




• Full price: 20.00

• Free admission for students and apprentices (up to the age of 25) as well as for holders of the Caritas CultureCard. Reservations are required with Fribourg Tourism and Region (an electronic ticket will be sent to you by e-mail).

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