The Béjart Ballet returns to the Beaulieu Theatre Lausanne with 空 Ku and Éclats – creations by guest choreographers Yuka Oishi and Julio Arozarena, and revivals of Syncope by Gil Roman and Un cygne d’autrefois se souvient que c’est lui by Maurice Béjart.
For the return of the Béjart Ballet to the Beaulieu Theater of Lausanne, Gil Roman invites the choreographers Yuka Oishi and Julio Arozarena.
After studying and dancing for the John Neumeier Hamburg Ballet, the young Japanese artist Yuka Oishi now pursues her career as an internationally recognized choreographer. For her first collaboration with the BBL, Yuka Oishi presents 空 Ku, a Japanese-inspired ballet. Ku is a concept, an enigmatic law of nature, which governs our world. From the sun rising in the East and setting in the West to the ephemeral flowering of the cherry blossoms—Ku is an unfathomable truth which can only be felt.
Julio Arozarena offers us Éclats. The choreographer builds this ballet step by step with dance fragments rhythmed by music and movements. He points out: “… Music resonates in our ears like the sparkles of a diamond. The body, is then caught in a dance flush.“
After being presented for the first time to the public eight years ago, and being acclaimed in many different countries, Gil Roman’s Syncope finally returns to the Beaulieu Theater in Lausanne. “Syncopated music. In medical terms, it is the failure or slowing of the heart. 5 to 10 seconds of loss of consciousness during which the brain can just imagine, invent or review without limit.”
Un Cygne d’autrefois se souvient que c’est lui completes the program. Maurice Béjart arranged the choreography 25 years ago for Gil Roman. This time, the solo is handed down to – and interpreted by – two dancers from the company.
Duration: approx. 150 minutes
Special event :
On June 30 and July 1, the Rudra Béjart School celebrates its 25 years – with the participation of the Béjart Ballet Lausanne.