Le marteau sans maître (music: Boulez)
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the famed Switzerland-based dance company pays tribute to its legendary founder in two remarkable programs featuring some of its signature works. Maurice Béjart died in 2007, after an epic career spanning four decades. An innovative and influential choreographer, his flamboyant and distinctive work made him something of a pop star throughout Europe. Here in Berkeley, the company performs Béjart's Boléro, an erotically tinged masterpiece danced to the classic Ravel score, and The Rite of Spring, a frenetic, almost animalistic mating rite that both amazed and shocked audiences worldwide.
Donor Event: Post-Performance Reception with Béjart Ballet Lausanne
Wed, May 15, 2013 immediately following the performance
Zellerbach Hall Mezzanine
(Donors of $1,200+)
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the famed Switzerland based dance company pays tribute to its legendary founder in two remarkable programs. Join us for a post-performance reception on opening night where we will enjoy fine wine and hors d'oeuvres with members of the Béjart Ballet Lausanne.
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Program notes are available approximately one week before the performance.