2017 marks 30 years since Béjart Ballet Lausanne was founded and 10 years since Maurice Béjart’s demise. For the occasion, his successor Gil Roman and his company present a series of original performances.
Performed on October 21 and 22 at the Cultural Square of Shanghai, this masterful performance is according to Maurice Béjart’s words “a fairytale which takes us into the pure poetry of childhood or genius; then – and most of all – a precise, rigorous, and inspired ritual.”
Through the alternation of magical or comical scenes, this ballet, which has faithfully staged Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s score, makes music visible and reveals the essence of the movement that lives in its core. Philosophical fable and initiatory tale, The Magic Flute preaches the acceptance of human fallibility, the couple’s triumph over disunity and the victory of Enlightenment over darkness.