As the year draws to an end, Gil Roman and his company are pleased to present a new series of performances to the public at Plan_B.
Plan_B is a space designed by the Artistic Director of the Béjart Ballet Lausanne in the heart
of the company’s main studio, where visitors can discover the BBL’s work in progress. It can accommodate up to 100 people and allows the public to attend presentations in performance conditions.
We invite you to the first event of a wonderful dance series before the holiday season begins: Tous les hommes presque toujours s’imaginent, a piece by Gil Roman set to John Zorn’s music, which was created in 2019 at the Opéra de Lausanne. It will then be followed by t ‘M et variations…, a choreographic piece imagined by the Artistic Director in 2016 for Maurice Béjart. The BBL will also perform it in Düdingen on November 24 (sold out!). BBL meets Pierre Henry is next on the program and pays tribute to the composer of concrete music with “Improvisations” by seven dancers who randomly choose themes to be performed. Finally, La porte and Symphonie pour un homme seulby Maurice Béjart will be presented.
Fri. Nov. 19 – 6:30 pm | Sat. Nov. 20 – 4:30 pm
Tous les hommes presque toujours s’imaginent – Gil Roman
Fri. Nov. 26 – 6:30 pm | Sat. Nov. 27 – 4:30 pm
t ’M et variations… – Gil Roman
Fri. Dec. 3 – 6:30 pm | Sat. Dec. 4 – 4:30 pm
BBL meets Pierre Henry
>Presentation of the Covid certificate and an identity card.
> Masks must be worn upon while walking in the building.
>Automatic dispensers of hydroalcoholic gel will be available in the building.
Tous les hommes presque toujours s’imaginent
Choreography: Gil Roman
Music: John Zorn
Scenario and videos collaborator: Marc Hollogne
Costumes design: Henri Davila
Lighting design: Dominique Roman
Premiere: Opéra de Lausanne – April 5, 2019
John Zorn is one of the leading composers of contemporary American music. The density and diversity of his extraordinary work, which began in the mid-1970s, as well as the audacity and artistic freedom he expressed through his craft, never ceased to challenge and fascinate the artistic director of the Béjart Ballet Lausanne. It was written that a meeting between the avant-garde musician and the choreographer would happen…
January 2016, the Village, New York. The two artists exchange for the first time about their respective artistic experiences, cultural heritage, and desire to transcend it and free themselves from it in order to push back the boundaries of art. The conversation is meaningful, rich, and passionate. Naturally, Gil Roman shares with him his desire to use his music for one of his ballets. The appointment is set….
2018, the Béjart Ballet Lausanne studio, Lausanne. Facing a considerable body of work, Gil Roman immerses himself in the various compositions making up the universe that the brilliant multi-instrumentalist has explored from 1990 to 2017… Step by step, with a movement, a gesture, Gil Roman brings his dancers beyond the walls…