Alors on danse… !
Gil Roman

Adage pour deux
Concerto en ré
Maurice Béjart
Bunka Kaikan
September 27-29, 2024

The Béjart Ballet Lausanne returns to Bunka Kaikan in Tokyo

The 2024 tour in Japan will mark the long-awaited comeback of the company to the Land of the Rising Sun, three years after its last visit. The company will present three performances at Bunka Kaikan in Tokyo from September 27 to 29, 2024.


In the first part of the evening, Alors on danse…! unfolds as a sequence of demanding compositions, intertwining love stories with assertive sensuality, providing the dancers with material to express the best of themselves. Gil Roman dedicates this pleasure of all the senses to Patrick Dupond, an iconic artist who embodied it in each of his stage appearances.

The second choreographic piece on the evening’s program is Adage pour deux, a pas de deux borrowed from Malraux ou la Métamorphose des dieux created in 1986 at the Cirque Royal in Brussels, with music by Ludwig van Beethoven.

Next, the BBL will present Concerto en ré to the music of Igor Stravinsky. Maurice Béjart choreographed a ballet without anecdote or message except for “the harmonious relationship of time and space,” he wrote at the time: “Forms never fixed wind and unwind around melodies and subtle rhythmic structures, and in the midst of this ‘game’, an instrument that is both tenderness and virtuosity, technical brilliance and sensuality; the woman: a dancer.”

To top it off, there’s Boléro, a ballet created in 1961 by Maurice Béjart to the music of Maurice Ravel. The central role – the Melody – is entrusted alternately to a dancer or a male dancer, while the Rhythm is interpreted by a group of dancers.


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