Japan Tour – Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo
As part of the Béjart Ballet Lausanne’s tour in Japan, the company will be on stage at the Bunka Kaikan in Tokyo for three exceptionals performances from October 9 until October 11, 2021.
Tous les hommes presque toujours s’imaginent
The company will start by presenting for the first time in Asia, Gil Roman‘s last creation – Tous les hommes presque toujours s’imaginent. Entirely choreographed to the music of John Zorn, 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. 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…
Brel et Barbara
After the intermission, the show continues with Brel et Barbara.
“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
The show will end with Boléro choreographed by Maurice Béjart in 1961, to the music of Maurice Ravel. The central role (La Mélodie) is sometimes given to a female dancer and other times to a male dancer. The rhythm is interpreted by a group of male dancers.
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