The Béjart Ballet Lausanne wraps up its season in style in your home
Since it launched a series of ballet films online at the beginning of the confinement on March 16, the Béjart Ballet Lausanne has been introducing a new cycle of ballet films every week. All are freely accessible on its website, bejart.ch. The films, which capture the company’s artistic work, have been viewed almost 400,000 times around the world. The dance company is unable to perform in front of the public, but it will offer a final series of films from June 4 to June 28 to conclude its season. Composed of four ballets and four documentaries, the programme is offered for free on the homepage of www.bejart.ch.
From Thursday, June 4 to Sunday, June 7, 2020, Histoire D’Eux by Tony Fabre, Brel et Barbara (excerpts) by Maurice Béjart and The Choreographer – A portrait of Maurice Béjart a documentary by France Brel are available for free viewing.
“Manipulated by the gods, of which they are instruments, Dido, Queen of Carthage, and Aeneas, the Trojan hero stranded on the shores of the city after the destruction of Troy, fall madly in love and become lovers.
He, admonished to continue his journey and establish a new Troy in Italy, abandoned Dido.
She, desperate, took her own life.
Each fulfilling their destiny.” – Tony Fabre
“For the last 35 years, my loyal friend and sister BARBARA has been telling me: “I am the black light!” So I created a choreography about L’Aigle Noir. She then played in a movie called Je suis né à Venise, in which she was given the lead role, a character called the Bright Night, while Jorge Donn interpreted the Sun.
I met BREL in Brussels, where I was living at the time with my dance company. He was starring in Man of La Mancha at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie. He told me that “Someday, we will do something with Barbara and I”… – Maurice Béjart
A documentary about the ballet’s creation, with interviews of the dancers and the choreographer, as well as archives of Jacques Brel and Barbara. Gil Roman and Elisabet Ros both received the Danza & Danza Award (2005) of the best dancer for their interpretation of the main roles of the ballet. (Director: France Brel, 2006).
The Béjart Ballet Lausanne would like to warmly thank the Maurice Béjart Foundation, the Jacques Brel Foundation, EuroArts, NHK and Eagle Vision for their help in bringing this program to you. We would also like to thank the public, our partners and patrons for their precious support.
From Thursday, June 4 to Sunday, June 7, 2020
Histoire D’Eux, by Tony Fabre
Brel et Barbara (excerpts), by Maurice Béjart
The Choreographer – A portrait of Maurice Béjart, a documentary by France Brel (2006)
From Thursday, June 11 to Sunday, June 14, 2020
The Ninth Symphony, by Maurice Béjart, on the music of Ludwig van Beethoven
From Thursday, June 18 to Sunday, June 21, 2020
Ballet for Life, by Maurice Béjart
Queen+Béjart: Ballet for Life, a documentary by Lynne Wake (2018)
This ballet and documentary won’t be available in Italy, Japan, Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States due to broadcasting restrictions.
From Thursday, June 25 to Sunday, June 28, 2020
Gil Roman – I come from dance, I come from there, produced by Association Plans Fixes, interview conducted by the Swiss journalist and author Patrick Ferla
An American Swan in Paris, a documentary by Arantxa Aguirre