Filmed a few months after the death of French choreographer Maurice Béjart in 2007, one of the key personalities in the history of dance, this documentary – written and directed by Arantxa Aguirre – pays tribute to his figure and his legacy. It also analyzes the void he leaves, both in the world of art and within his own company, the Béjart Ballet Lausanne, whose members from all over the world face an uncertain future. The film’s central subject is the launch of a new show one year after the master’s death, aimed at keeping the company afloat, where the effort and spirits of each and every one of them will be crucial. Selected in festivals such as Montreal, Zurich, Ghent, or Sao Paulo, it won the award for Best International Documentary at Cinedans 2011 in Amsterdam and the Audience Award for Best International Documentary at the 2010 Encounters Festival in South Africa.
The death of the brilliant Maurice Béjart in 2007 is an irreparable loss for the art of dance, but above all, it means a cataclysm for his own company. Forty dancers from all five continents are now orphans and they’ll have to work hard for the survival of the company