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Béjart Ballet Lausanne: Seville Opera House

Seville, Teatro de la Maestranza — Sala Principal

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About the Event

Immerse yourself in the stunning architecture of Seville's breathtaking Teatro de la Maestranza for the ultimate concert set to awake your understanding of classical music.

The Béjart Ballet celebrates youth with dances to the rhythm of Queen and Mozart.

Maurice Béjart revolutionized dance and made it accessible to an audience that had previously considered it alien. To democratize it and free it from the image of an elitist art form reserved for minorities, Béjart, a brilliant choreographer who aspired to a comprehensive, eclectic and cosmopolitan art, did not hesitate to combine different, seemingly contradictory elements. For example, the music of Mozart with that of Queen. This is what happened with Le Presbytère, which has lost none of its charm and splendor. It was conceived in 1966 as a double tribute to singer Freddie Mercury and Argentine dancer Jorge Donn — principal dancers with the Ballet del Siglo XX and the Béjart Ballet Lausanne — both of whom died of AIDS at the age of 45. Béjart pays tribute to them with a ballet that does not focus on the pain or tragedy of grief, but evokes youth and hope.

'A love story set to the music of Queen. Creativity, violence, humor, love: everything is there. I love this group. It inspires and sometimes leads me through a no man's land where we will all go one day and where, I'm sure, Freddie Mercury will play a piano duet with Mozart.' Maurice Béjart

Gil Roman, artistic director of Béjart Ballet Lausanne since the death of its founder in 2007, continues to lead the company's repertoire and enriches it with his creations.

Cast / Production

Choreography: Maurice Béjart
Music: Queen, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Costume design: Gianni Versace
Lighting design: Clément Cayrol
Lights: Dominique Roman
Video: Germaine Cohen

Address

Teatro de la Maestranza, Paseo de Cristóbal Colón, 22, Seville, Spain — Google Maps

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