Tous les hommes presque toujours s’imaginent
Gil Roman

The Firebird

Maurice Béjart

Maurice Béjart
Theater 11
November 9–12, 2023

The Béjart Ballet Lausanne is back in Zurich

From November 9 to 12, 2023, the Béjart Ballet Lausanne will return to the Theater 11 in Zurich, Switzerland. The company will present Tous les hommes presque toujours s’imaginent, a creation by Gil Roman, The Firebird and Bolero 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, The Firebird by Maurice Béjart, is based on the music of Igor Stravinsky. “The Firebird is the Phoenix, which rises from its ashes. Bird of life and joy, whose splendor and strength remain indestructible and impossible to tarnish.“ – Maurice Béjart


The evening program ends with Bolero, a ballet created in 1961 by Maurice Béjart, to the music of Maurice Ravel. The central role (The Melody) is sometimes given to a female dancer and other times to a male dancer. The Rhythm is interpreted by a group of dancers.


*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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