Tous les hommes presque toujours s’imaginent
Gil Roman

7 danses grecques

Maurice Béjart


Maurice Béjart
Cirque Royal
March 17-20, 2022

On March 18 and 19 (8 pm), Gil Roman invites the internationally renowned Italian star dancer Roberto Bolle to dance “The Melody” of Bolero.

Tous les hommes presque toujours s’imaginent by Gil Roman, 7 danses grecques 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 five performances, from March 17 to 20, 2022. The programme includes Gil Roman‘s creation Tous les hommes presque toujours s’imaginent, presented for the first time in Belgium, 7 danses grecques 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 second choreographic piece on the evening program, 7 danses grecques by Maurice Béjart, is based on the music of Mikis Theodorakis. “This is a ballet in which Greece – according to the Greeks – is very much present despite borrowing little from its folklore,” explained the creator of the BBL.


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.



The performances of Tous les hommes presque toujours s’imaginent, choreographed by Gil Roman, and Bolero, choreographed by Maurice Béjart, originally scheduled from February 4 to 7, 2021 at the Cirque Royal in Brussels, are therefore postponed to March 17 to 20, 2022. All tickets purchased for the February 2021 shows will remain valid for the postponed dates:

  • Tickets for Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 8 pm are valid for Thursday, March 17, 2022 at 8 pm.

  • Tickets for Friday, February 5, 2021 at 8 pm are valid for Friday, March 18, 2022 at 8 pm.

  • Tickets for Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 8 pm are valid for Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 8 pm.

  • Tickets for Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 2:30 pm are valid for Sunday, March 20, 2022 at 2:30 pm.


Each ticket holder will be contacted by e-mail by one of our official ticketing partners (Ticketmaster / FNAC). Tickets will still be accessible on and the usual ticket sales points.


Gracia Live and the Béjart Ballet are aware of the caused inconvenience and are hoping for a positive and quick improvement of the sanitary situation and would like to thank everyone for their ongoing support and understanding in these unusual circumstances.


*Beware of the grey ticketing market: Béjart Ballet Lausanne cannot be held responsible for any purchase of show tickets outside the official ticket offices mentioned on the website.

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