The BBL was acclaimed by the 100,000 people who were able to watch four films for free on its website between March 26 and April 19. Deprived of any live shows until the end of its season due to the current situation, the company would like to support its community by releasing a new selection of ballet to (re)discover on the homepage of bejart.ch.
Gil Roman gives ‘carte blanche’ to Giorgio Madia, Italian choreographer and former dancer of the BBL, to create Swan Songfor the company.
Inspired by excerpts of Maurice Béjart‘s interviews, Madia analyses the master’s influence on his own work, reflecting on the archaic meaning of dance, its impulse, its vital energy and the connection to music. Giorgio Madia filters some of the most important artistic legacy that the master has left him, and conceives a parallel with himself and his former colleague Gil Roman for whom the principal part of this ballet is created bespoke, because he impersonates “the connection between the past, present and future of Maurice’s heritage”.
…Music resonates in our ears like the sparkles of a diamond. The body, is then caught in a dance flush. – Julio Arozarena
Swan Song by Giorgio Madia and Éclats by Julio Arozarena
From Thursday April 30 to Sunday May 3, 2020
Piaf by Maurice Béjart
From Thursday May 7 to Sunday May 10, 2020
Kyôdaï by Gil Roman
From Thursday May 14 to Sunday May 17, 2020
The Béjart Ballet Lausanne on China Tour, a documentary directed by Arantxa Aguirre
From Thursday May 21 to Sunday May 24, 2020
空Ku by Yuka Oishi
From Thursday May 28 to Sunday May 31, 2020
The Béjart Ballet Lausanne would like to extend its warmest thanks to the public for its encouraging words, and to its partners and patrons for their precious support. Stay connected and take care of yourself!