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Ballet for Life
Choreography: Maurice Béjart

Queen+Béjart: Ballet for Life
Directed by Lynne Wake
Homepage - bejart.ch
June 18- 21, 2020

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 18 to Sunday, June 21, 2020, Ballet for Life by Maurice Béjart and Queen+Béjart: Ballet for Life– a documentary by Lynne Wake, are available for free viewing.

 

 

This ballet and documentary won’t be available in Italy, Japan, Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States due to broadcasting restrictions.

 

Trailer Ballet for Life



Ballet for Life

Ballet for Life is a unique collaboration between QUEEN, Versace and Maurice Béjart, celebrating the life and talents of legendary performers Freddie Mercury and Jorge Donn. It was performed in the Théâtre de Chaillot in January 1997 in the presence of Elton John and the three surviving members of Queen, John Deacon, Brian May and Roger Taylor.

 

Trailer Queen+Béjart: Ballet for Life



Queen+Béjart: Ballet for Life

The documentary, edited by Emmy Award winner Christopher Bird, tells the story of the creation and success of the ballet featuring the great and the good of both rock and dance, including: Brian May, Roger Taylor, Gil Roman, Wayne Sleep and Arlene Phillips. It includes incredible archive footage of Freddie Mercury, Maurice Béjart, Queen as well as Gianni Versace, and his stunning costume designs.

 

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.

 

Programme: 

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

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