Legacy of Maurice Béjart Returns to Japan
2017 marks the 30th anniversary of the creation of the Béjart Ballet Lausanne (BBL) and the 10th year of Maurice Béjart's demise and Gil Roman's artistic direction. Chosen as his successor by Maurice Béjart, Gil Roman is leading the Company and preserving its artistic excellence, since the disappearance of the Master in 2007. It is our great pleasure to invite the company for the first time in three years to present the first series of anniversary performances. It will be the Company's 17th tour in Japan.
For Program A, the Company will bring The Magic Flute (La Flûte enchantée), in which a masterpiece of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is brillrantly expressed by the spectacular dance set to the sublime score. Program B will be consisted of Boléro, one of Bejart's representative works, Piaf, an homage to Edit Piaf, and two of Gil Roman's works, Anima blues and Kyôdaï.
Enjoy the revolutionary spirit of Béjart who had transformed classical ballet to a modern art form of the 20th century through the performances by the artists of BBL that inherit it and keep evolving!