“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.”
Through the unique conversation between a film screen and the stage, directed by the Belgian author-producer-actor and film director, Marc Hollogne, he combines the real and the virtual, Maurice Béjart and Gil Roman’s choreographies, and original works along with image archives. This homage, along with the innovative Cinema-Theatre, allows the past and the present of the Company to interact with each other.
These filmed images from 28 years ago at BBL allow to replace today the choreographer at the heart of his company. We see and hear him again in conversation with his successor and his actual dancers.
The show Dixit is at the heart of the 2017 celebrations, marking 30 years of the Company, 10 years since Maurice Béjart’s demise and 10 years of Gil Roman’s artistic direction. The work will be presented as a world premiere this December 19, 21, 22, 23 and 24 at the Beaulieu Theatre in Lausanne, and then later will be touring internationally.
*Length: approx. 90 minutes