February 10, 2020. In view of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, the resultant closures of venues across the city, and concerns for the health and safety of participating artists and audiences, the Hong Kong Arts Festival (HKAF) has made the difficult decision to cancel the February and March performances of the 48th HKAF. More info: hk.artsfestival.org
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Dixit, “Cinema-Ballet-Theatre” show, at the Hong Kong Arts Festival
For its very first time in Asia, Dixit will be presented during the Hong Kong Arts Festival, at the Cultural Centre – Grand Theatre. Created during the 10th anniversary of Maurice Béjart’s demise, the show, which combines cinema, dance and theatre, pays tribute to the founder of the Béjart Ballet Lausanne.
Through the unique conversation between a film screen and the stage, this show combines the real and the virtual, Maurice Béjart and Gil Roman’s choreographies, and original works along with image archives. Written and staged by Marc Hollogne, Belgian author-producer-actor and film director. This homage, along with the innovative Cinema-Theatre, allows the past and the present of the company to interact with each other.
“The idea behind the original work, Dixit, is to explore the Béjart Ballet Lausanne allowing us to get closer to the source of inspiration. Where does it come from? How do we innovate without repeating ourselves? How do we translate captured inspirations into choreographic language? There are as many questions about how to grasp this creative process as how to dive into the imaginative minds of both Maurice Béjart and Gil Roman.” – Marc Hollogne
Beware of the grey ticketing market: Béjart Ballet Lausanne cannot be held responsible for any purchase of show tickets outside the ticket offices officially mentioned on the website.