BEJART BALLET LAUSANNE, OF HEART AND COURAGE

  • Documentaries ,
  • Musical
  • | 2009

Directed by Arantxa Aguirre

❤️ WHY WE LOVE IT ❤️

Shot a few months after the passing of French choreographer Maurice Béjart, one of the key names in the history of Dance, in 2007, this documentary written and directed by Arantxa Aguirre pays homage to his figure and legacy, analysing the vacuum he left both in the world of Art and in his own production company, Béjart Ballet Lausanne, whose members, from every corner of the world, now face an uncertain future. The film’s common thread is the launch of a new show, one year after the master’s passing, which seeks to keep the company running and which will require the effort and commitment of each and every one of the company’s members. The film was selected at festivals like Montreal, Zurich, Ghent and São Paulo, and won Best International Documentary at Amsterdam’s Cinedans 2011 and the Audience Award to the Best International Documentary at South Africa’s Encounters Festival in 2010.

 

SYNOPSIS

The death of Maurice Béjart, the most brilliant choreographer in November 2007, was an irreparable loss for the art World, but, above all it was a cataclysm for his own company.

Thirty five dancers from all over the world have been orphaned and must work hard in order to survive. Still keeping the weight of their maestroís death, they face the challenge of maintaining the company as a tribute to his legacy.

Will they be able to do it? After thirty years side by side with Béjart, the new director of the Béjart Ballet Lausanne, dancer Gil Roman, knows his hour has come.

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