Tous les hommes presque toujours s’imaginent
Gil Roman


Maurice Béjart
Cirque Royal
February 4 to 7, 2021

Tous les hommes presque toujours s’imaginent by Gil Roman and Boléro by Maurice Béjart at Cirque Royal in Brussels

After a standing ovation in February 2020 at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Charleroi, the Béjart Ballet Lausanne is back at Cirque Royal for four performances. The programme includes Gil Roman‘s creation Tous les hommes presque toujours s’imaginent, presented for the first time in Belgium and Boléro by 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. 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…


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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