Maurice Béjart - Ballet - Season 22/23 Programming - Opéra national de Paris

  • Ballet

    Maurice Béjart

    Opéra Bastille - from 20 April to 28 May 2023

    Agathe Poupeney / OnP

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Maurice Béjart

Opéra Bastille - from 20 April to 28 May 2023

Maurice Béjart

Ballet

Opéra Bastille - from 20 April to 28 May 2023

1h45 with 2 intervals

  • Opening night : 21 Apr. 2023

    Pre‑opening for the young : 20 Apriil 2023

About

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The partnership between Maurice Béjart and the Paris Opera lasted for over forty years and provided the institution with more than twenty pieces. In a tribute to this choreographer who died fifteen years ago, the Paris Opera Ballet presents three works initially created during the seventies and which all shine with equal choreographic and musical intensity. For The Firebird, an ode to youth designed for the company’s dancers, the choreographer took up Stravinsky’s powerful score bringing out its quintessence. Young “partisans” recharge their ardour and their energy at the well‑spring of life represented by the Firebird. Written for two male dancers, Le Chant du compagnon errant is an intimate work to a song cycle by Mahler highlighting all the rigour and grace of Béjart’s language. Finally, the mythical Boléro espouses Ravel’s eponymous score. Surrounded by dancers, alone on a table, the principal performer – male or female – is transported by the voluptuous rhythms into an erotic and hypnotic dance that is like a vibrant call to life.

  • Opening
  • First part 20 mn
  • Intermission 20 mn
  • Second part 20 mn
  • Intermission 20 mn
  • Third part 25 mn
  • End

5 questions about Maurice Béjart

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5 questions about Maurice Béjart
  • L’Oiseau de feu

    • Choreography :

      Maurice Béjart

    • Music :

      Igor Stravinsky - (1882‑1971)

    • Conductor :

      Patrick Lange

    Le Chant du compagnon errant

    • Choreography :

      Maurice Béjart

    • Music :

      Gustav Mahler - (1860‑1911)

    • Baritone :

      Sean Michael Plumb

      Thomas Tatzl

      Samuel Hasselhorn

    • Conductor :

      Patrick Lange

    Boléro

    • Choreography :

      Maurice Béjart

    • Music :

      Maurice Ravel - (1875‑1937)

    • Conductor :

      Patrick Lange

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