7 danses grecques and Boléro by Maurice Béjart as well as the international premiere of Tous les hommes presque toujours s’imaginent by Gil Roman at Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Athens
Two years after having performed t ‘M et variations… by Gil Roman and Béjart fête Maurice, BBL is back at Odeon of Herodes Atticus. On the program: two Maurice Béjart‘s ballets – 7 danses grecques and Boléro, and as international premiere Gil Roman‘s latest creation, Tous les hommes presque toujours s’imaginent.
“For these “danses grecques”, I sought to minimize from borrowing from the authentic “Greek steps”.
Some dances include two or three of them, some others not at all, and these are certainly the most successful, the most Greek ones!
I wanted to find a style of dance that brings to mind a perfume, a color, while staying within the base of classical and contemporary dance that we apply at Béjart Ballet Lausanne.” – Maurice Béjart
Tous les hommes presque toujours s’imaginent, a title borrowed from the Swiss writer Ludwig Hohl, is 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. The ballet, firmly rooted in our time, evokes through a succession of delicate and poetic paintings, the current expressions of our human relationships.
The show ends with Boléro, choreographed in 1961 by Maurice Béjart, on Maurice Ravel’s music. 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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