2 June 2020

The BBL wraps up its season

The Béjart Ballet Lausanne wraps up its season in style in your home

Since it launched a series of ballet films online at the beginning of the confinement on March 16, the Béjart Ballet Lausanne has been introducing a new cycle of ballet films every week. All are freely accessible on its website, bejart.ch. The films, which capture the company’s artistic work, have been viewed almost 400,000 times around the world. The dance company is unable to perform in front of the public, but it will offer a final series of films from June 4 to June 28 to conclude its season.

 

The Béjart Ballet Lausanne had to suspend its activities on March 16 because of the government’s measures to address the COVID-19 epidemic. Since the beginning of the confinement, the Béjart Ballet Lausanne has been streaming a ballet or documentary every week for free on its website, bejart.ch. The footage of the company’s repertoire, including ballets by Maurice Béjart, Gil Roman and guest choreographers, has been viewed almost 400,000 times around the world. 

 

The Béjart Ballet Lausanne is pleased to offer a final series of films to its community and to the large public that support it. The end of the company’s 2019-2020 season will be on June 28. If you would like to continue to show your appreciation for the company’s work until then, you can view four ballets and four documentaries for free on its website, bejart.ch, from June 4 to June 28:

 

FROM THURSDAY, JUNE 4 TO SUNDAY, JUNE 7, 2020:

Histoire D’Eux, by Tony Fabre

Brel et Barbara (excerpts), by Maurice Béjart

The Choreographer – A portrait of Maurice Béjart, a documentary by France Brel (2006)

 

FROM THURSDAY, JUNE 11 TO SUNDAY, JUNE 14, 2020:

The Ninth Symphony, by Maurice Béjart, on the music of Ludwig van Beethoven

 

FROM THURSDAY, JUNE 18 TO SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2020:

Ballet for Life, by Maurice Béjart*

Queen+Béjart: Ballet for Life, a documentary by Lynne Wake (2018)*

 

*This ballet and documentary won’t be available in Italy, Japan, Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States due to broadcasting restrictions.

 

FROM THURSDAY, JUNE 25 TO SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2020 :

Gil Roman – I come from dance, I come from there, produced by Association Plans Fixes, interview conducted by the Swiss journalist and author Patrick Ferla

An American Swan in Paris, a documentary by Arantxa Aguirre

 

All information on bejart.ch/en/agenda

 

The Béjart Ballet Lausanne would like to warmly thank the Maurice Béjart Foundation, the Jacques Brel Foundation, EuroArts, NHK and Eagle Vision for their help in bringing this program to you. We would also like to thank the public, our partners and patrons for their precious support.

 

 

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