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The Orangery Nights: Boléro and other dance works



Music by Maurice Ravel

Creation: Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie/die Munt, January 1961

Maurice Béjart, in a very different style, meets the spirit of the Rite of Spring, in the sense that, unlike most of those who choreographed the Bolero before him, he rejects all picturesque tricks, to express only, but how strongly, what is essential. Maurice Béjart gives the main role, Melody, sometimes to a woman sometimes to a man. Rhythm is interpreted by a group of dancers.


Music by Mikis Theodorakis

Creation: City Center, New York, 1983

The choreographies where worked in a mathematical precision (certain dances are composed as the fugues of Bach) to become this ballet where Greece – as Greeks state it - is all as more so present as the folklore is faint and the costumes, stripped, are almost nonexistent, similar to what the dancers wear in the studio.


Music by Frédéric Chopin and Francesco Cilea

Creation: Lausanne, December 2001


Traditional Indian music

Creation: Festival d’Avignon, July 1968

Through love, the adorer identifies with the divinityand relives the legend of his God each time, this God that is but one of the nameless faces of reality. Shiva, the third entity of the Hindu Trinity (Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva) The God of Destruction (who is moreover the destruction of illusion and personality). The God of Dance. His wife, Shakti, is nothing other than his vital energy, which emanates from him and returns to him, immobile and yet eternally in movement.


Production Notes

  • Theatre Company
  • Béjart Ballet Lausanne
  • Parental rating
  • Parental rating information not available.
  • Duration
  • 80 min
  • Year
  • 2014
  • In theaters
  • No
  • Category / Genre
  • Dance

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