Gil Roman

Brel et Barbara
Maurice Béjart
Teatro Comunale Luciano Pavarotti
May 23, 2019

13 years after the last show in Modena, Béjart Ballet Lausanne is back at Teatro Comunale Luciano Pavarotti to present two ballets: Syncope by Gil Roman and Brel et Barbara by Maurice Béjart.


A syncope, « in music, it is a rhythm out of time. We are talking about syncopated music. In medical terms, it is a stoppage or slowing of the heart. Five to ten seconds of loss of consciousness during which the brain can just imagine, invent or review without limit. » – Gil Roman


Brel et Barbara was created in 2001 by Maurice Béjart. “For the last 35 years, my loyal friend and sister BARBARA has been telling me: ‘I am the black light!’ So I created a choreography about L’Aigle Noir. She then played in a movie called Je suis né à Venise, in which she was given the lead role, a character called the Bright Night, while Jorge Donn interpreted the Sun. I met BREL in Brussels, where I was living at the time with my dance company. He was starring in Man of La Mancha at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie. He told me that ‘Someday, we will do something with Barbara and I’… – Maurice Béjart


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