Performance Dates & Tickets
Béjart Ballet Lausanne returns to Tokyo with Gil Roman's new creation and Maurice Béjart's immortal masterpieces

Photo: BBL - Gregory Batardon
Tous les hommes presque toujours s'imaginent

The Béjart Ballet Lausanne will return to Japan in May 2020, bringing two amazing programs. Program A is Ballet for Life, a legendary masterpiece created by Maurice Béjart to the music of Queen and Mozart, with costumes by Gianni Versace. Program B is a triple bill including Tous les hommes presques toujours s'imaginent, a new creation by Artistic Director Gil Roman, Brel et Barbara and Boléro by Maurice Béjart.

Join us on an exciting journey of a fusion of ballet and rock music, classical music, jazz and chanson by the ever evolving Béjart Ballet Lausanne.

Message from Brian May, Queen

"I hope all our fans and friends will take advantage of this wonderful opportunity once again to see the most incredible and original ballet built around the music of Mozart and Queen, by ballet's most audacious creator, our sadly missed great friend Maurice Béjart."

Photo: BBL - Philippe Pache

From the Ballet for Life's premiere in 1997 in Paris

Maurice Béjart(1927-2007)

Photo: Marcel Imsand - Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne

Gil Roman, Artistic Director

Photo: BBL - Philippe Pache

Program A

Ballet for Life

Choreography Maurice Béjart
Music Queen, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Costume design Gianni Versace

Performance Dates

Friday 11 September 2020, 18:00 @Hyogo Performing Arts Center, Nishinomiya

Thursday 17 September 2020, 18:30 @Sapporo Cultural Arts Theater, Sapporo

Sunday 20 September 2020, 14:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Monday 21 September 2020, 13:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Monday 21 September 2020, 17:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Tuesday 22 September 2020, 13:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Tuesday 22 September 2020, 17:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan

For ticket details of the performances in Nishinomiya and Sapporo, please visit each theater's website.

Program B

Tous les hommes presque toujours s'imaginent

Choreography Gil Roman
Music John Zorn

Brel et Barbara

Choreography Maurice Béjart
Music Jacques Brel, Barbara


Choreography Maurice Béjart
Music Maurice Ravel

Performance Dates

Sunday 13 September 2020, 13:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Sunday 13 September 2020, 17:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan


Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (Ueno)

Tickets (tax included)
S \17,000
A \15,000
B \13,000
C \10,000
D \8,000
E \6,000

●Please note that we are to present the performances with the utmost caution in line with governmental and regional guidelines for novel coronavirus infection prevention measures, and that the performance dates and details are subject to change depending on circumstances. We will be posting on our website a list of novel coronavirus precautions upon attending the performance. Audience members are kindly asked to read it before attending the performance. (as of 21 May 2020)
●Children under 6 years old are not admitted to the auditorium.
●Programs and casting as of 22 November 2019 are subject to change. Changes in the programs and cast do not entitle holders to return or exchange tickets.

Ticket Sale Dates

All tickets go on sale on Saturday 1 August 2020 at 10:00a.m. Book now

Discount Tickets at NBS WEB Ticket and NBS Ticket Center

To purchase discount or youth tickets, you will need to register for a free membership of Japan Performing Arts Foundation (NBS) from here. (We regret that the form is only in Japanese.)

1. Discount for two-program tickets (Categories S, A and B)

Enjoy a discount of 1,000 yen/set (one ticket for each program), by purchasing the same number of tickets for both programs A and B, in the same seat category in one transaction. Tickets will be on sale from Saturday 1 August 2020, 10:00 at NBS WEB Ticket and at NBS Ticket Center (Phone +81-(0)3-3791-8888).

2. 25 and Under Tickets

¥3,000 tickets for those aged 6 to 25 years go on sale from Friday 14 August 2020 at 20:00 at NBS WEB Ticket. You must bring identity documents with proof of age to pick up your tickets at the venue on the performance day.

For more information, please contact us at +81-(0)3-3791-8888(phone) or

Presented by Japan Performing Arts Foundation, Nikkei Inc.
Supported by Embassy of Switzerland in Japan