Short pieces
extracts from Maurice Béjart’s repertoire

Alors on danse… !
Gil Roman
February 9, 2023

The Béjart Ballet Lausanne at Podium in Düdingen

The Béjart Ballet Lausanne will return to the Podium’s stage in Düdingen, Switzerland, on February 9, 2023. On this occasion, the company will present a series of short pieces taken from Maurice Béjart‘s repertoire: Quatre Préludes pour violoncelle, Liebe und Tod and Bhakti III. Gil Roman‘s latest creation, Alors on danse… ! will close the programme.


Short pieces

Quatre préludes pour violoncelle

  • Choreography: Maurice Béjart
  • Music: Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Costumes design:  Henri Davila
  • Lighting design: Dominique Roman

« An instrument,

A dancer

The encounters of Space, technique, Humor and dream. » – Maurice Béjart


Liebe und Tod

  • Choreography: Maurice Béjart
  • Music: Gustav Mahler
  • Costumes design: Henri Davila
  • Lighting design: Dominique Roman

Maurice Béjart has created many ballets based on the music of Gustav Mahler: Le Chant du compagnon errant, Ce que l’Amour me dit, Ce que la Mort me dit, Adagietto, A force de partir je suis resté chez moi… (Song of a Wayfarer, What Love Tells Me, What Death Tells Me, Adagietto, By dint of leaving I stayed at home).

In Liebe und Tod, the choreographer took a “Lied” which had already been put to dance: Wo die schönen Trompetten blasen, and matched it with a new creation for Gil Roman: La Mort du tambour (The Death of the Drum). The latter is choreographed on Der Tamboursg’sell, another “Lied” by Mahler taken from the collection titled Des Knaben Wunderhorn.


Bhakti III

  • Choreography: Maurice Béjart
  • Music: traditional Indian music
  • Stage design and costumes: Germinal Casado
  • Lighting: Dominique Roman

Through love, the adorer identifies with the divinity and relives the legend of his God each time, this God that is but one of the nameless faces of reality.

Shiva, the third entity of the Hindu Trinity (Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva)

The God of Destruction (who is moreover the destruction of illusion and personality). The God of Dance. His wife, Shakti, is nothing other than his vital energy, which emanates from him and returns to him, immobile and yet eternally in movement. – Maurice Béjart, 1968


Alors on danse… !

  • Choreography: Gil Roman
  • Music: György Ligeti, John Zorn, Citypercussion, Bob Dylan
  • Costumes design: Henri Davila
  • Lighting design: Dominique Roman

“We wanted lightness during these troubled times. I composed a sequence of choreographies centered around the classical technique to open the evening, which had no other purpose than the pleasure of dancing. I dedicate it to Patrick Dupond, who represented it for me!” – Gil Roman



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