2017 marks 30 years since the Béjart Ballet Lausanne was founded and 10 years since Maurice Béjart’s demise. For this occasion, his successor Gil Roman and the company present a series of new performances.
Gil Roman presents his latest work t ’M et variations…, a ballet where every step is a word addressed to Maurice. Page after page under the form of a diary, the choreographer offers a series of variations about love and the internal need for dance. Fifty minutes – a novel – of pure dancing, the shock and the encounter of humans, friendships and love that link us together. And reconnects us…Towards and against all. Sometimes against everyone. Life, as always! A radical, fascinating choreography, a chronicle that reveals a festive day.
“t ‘M et variations… is Maurice’s heritage as I see it, and how it continues to live thanks to this organism that is the company.”
Always new, the company gives homage to the master with a ballet of excerpts of his works. Series of intertwined pas de deux(s) and excerpts of more ample ballets, Béjart fête Maurice is a sort of light rhapsody, a celebration, a ceremony. Barefoot pas de deux(s), duos on pointe, eloquent characters, mythical and unknown excerpts. Once said in another epoch, Maurice Béjart, an artist, dreamt big, thought far, and did not fear of embracing too much! Gathered by Gil Roman, exactly how a recital would be composed, a festive performance, a light encounter, these fragments of ballets honour Béjart’s taste for celebration and the dancers’ humanity. Neither anthology, nor a manifest, but a show for the pure pleasure of dance!