25 Apr 2024
Program Change and update: Béjart Ballet Lausanne 2024 Japan Tour (September - October 2024)
After further discussions between Japan Performing Arts Foundation and the Béjart Ballet Lausanne, there have been a change and an update in the programs of the Béjart Ballet Lausanne's Japan tour. Ballet for Life choreographed by Maurice Béjart to the music of the British band Queen and Mozart will now be presented on 21, 22 and 23 September at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan replacing Wien, Wien, nur du Allein. We apologize to our valued audiences who have been anticipating the originally scheduled program but appreciate everyone's kind understanding. At the same time, we hope you will enjoy the evergreen masterpiece, Ballet for Life. The ballet will also be performed at Hyogo Performing Arts Center (Nishinomiya, Hyogo) on 2 October and Sapporo Cultural Arts Theater hitaru (Sapporo, Hokkaido) on 6 October.

We are delighted to announce the mixed program with four beautiful works to be performed at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan: Alors on danse... !, Adage pour deux, Concerto en ré, and Boléro.

Ballet for Life
Choreography Maurice Béjart
Music Queen, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Costume design Gianni Versace
Lighting design Clément Caryol
Video editing Germaine Cohen

Performance Dates and Venue
Saturday 21 September 2024 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Sunday 22 September 2024 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Monday 23 September 2024 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Wednesday 2 October 2024 @Hyogo Performing Arts Center (Nishinomiya, Hyogo)
Sunday 6 October 2024 @Sapporo Cultural Arts Theater hitaru (Sapporo, Hokkaido)

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Ballet for Life photo: BBL-Guillermo Mendo, BBL-Elena_Morosetti

Mixed Program
Alors on danse... !
Choreography Gil Roman
Music John Zorn, Citypercussion, Bob Dylan
Costume design Henri Davila
Lighting design Dominique Roman

Adage pour deux (extract from Malraux ou la métamorphose des dieux)
Choreography Maurice Béjart
Music Ludwig van Beethoven
Costume design Henri Davila
Light Lucas Borgeaud

Concerto en ré
Choreography Maurice Béjart
Music Igor Stravinsky
Costume design Henri Davila

Choreography Maurice Béjart
Music Maurice Ravel

Performance Dates and Venue
Friday 27 September 2024 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Saturday 28 September 2024 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Sunday 29 September 2024 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan

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Boléro (left), Adage pour deux (right)
photos: BBL-Gregory Batardon

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Concerto en ré (left)Alors on danse... ! (right)
photos: BBL-Gregory_Batardon

Japan Performing Arts Foundation (NBS)

*Tour information as of 25 April 2024 is subject to change.