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Béjart Ballet in Zürich (Why you can’t miss it!)

Nov 9, 2023 - Nov 12, 2023

This November, we will see the music, hear the emotion, and feel the chemistry between choreographers and their dancers.

Bejart Ballet Zurich - L'Oiseau de Feu Ballet - Copyright Gregory Batardon
Copyright Gregory Batardon

For avid ballet enthusiasts, Béjart Ballet Lausanne promises an unforgettable experience. They stage three spectacular pieces, featuring Maurice Béjart's L'Oiseau de Feu and Gil Roman's Tous les hommes presque toujours s’imaginent, both making their debut in Zürich.

Here is how the world-famous ballet company from Lausanne is set to captivate us in three acts:

Act 1: Gil Roman's Tous les hommes presque toujours s’imaginent

Roman's piece, Tous les hommes presque toujours s’imaginent, was composed to the music of John Zorn. Director Gil Roman embarked on this musical venture after long admiration for the incredible diversity and innovation of the Jazz musician.

What the gifted artistic director of the company created with the work of one of the most critical composers of contemporary American music is incomparable. The choreography pushes the boundaries of art, reflecting an extraordinary chemistry between Roman and Zorn.

Tous les hommes presque toujours simaginent Ballet - Copyright Andrej Uspensky
Copyright Andrej Uspensky

Act 2: Maurice Béjart’s L'Oiseau de Feu

Béjart's L'Oiseau de Feu, set to the music of Igor Stravinsky, forms the second part of the program. The audience was duly struck at its premiere in 1970: Stravinsky shattered musical traditions as a revolutionary musician.

Act 3: Maurice Béjart’s Boléro

The first two acts will warm us up for the grand finale, Maurice Béjart’s Boléro. Performed to Ravel's famous rhythm, this masterpiece will shake you to the core. The intensely repeated theme gains in volume and momentum…

It’s going to be unforgettable!

About the Béjart Ballet Lausanne Company

Since its establishment in 1987, the Béjart Ballet Lausanne has continued to thrill audiences worldwide with its blend of classic and new ballets. Under the stewardship of Gil Roman, who succeeded founder Maurice Béjart as director in 2007, the company has preserved Béjart's legacy while introducing further artistic evolutions.

This is evident in their continuous commitment to outstanding choreography and ballet excellence. Today, the company is a diverse ensemble of performers from at least a dozen nations, a testament to its international appeal and influence.

FAQ about Béjart Ballet in Zürich

Thurgauerstrasse 7
Zürich, ZH 8050 Switzerland
044 318 62 60
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