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Béjart Ballet Lausanne – Tombées de la dernière pluie (Zürich)

May 4, 2017 - May 7, 2017


Anyone who has seen a performance by Béjart Ballet would agree that they know how to move an audience.

2017 will be a special year in the history of this Swiss ballet company. And without a doubt, Maurice Béjart, the late founder of the school, would have loved the special program that Béjart Ballet has put together for the 30th anniversary. Zürich audiences will be able to enjoy three captivating ensembles by the Lausanne based ballet company.

Piaf, composed in 1988 by Maurice Béjart, is a tribute to the legendary French singer Edith Piaf. The dancers in this act are exclusively male, and they are going to perform solo or as a group to eight of Piaf’s most famous chansons.

Tombées de la dernière pluie is the story of a man who steps into the depths of his memories after the world around him has fallen apart. The male dancer is accompanied by a group of nymphean female dancers who perform to the rhythms of Schubert and the Swiss band Citypercussion.

Finally, Le Mandarin merveilleux was choreographed by Maurice Béjart himself in 1992. The seedy plot takes place in a ghetto during the 1920’s, and the set is inspired by the black & white films of Béjart’s youth.

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Thurgauerstrasse 7
Zürich, ZH 8050 Switzerland
044 318 62 60
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