Béjart Ballet Lausanne
Dixit
Dance 
6 – 7 Mar 2020
Béjart Ballet Lausanne
Dixit
Dance 
6 – 7 Mar 2020
Photo by BBL Gregory Batardon
Photo by BBL Gregory Batardon
Photo by BBL Gregory Batardon
Photo by BBL Gregory Batardon
Photo by BBL Gregory Batardon
Photo by BBL Gregory Batardon
Photo by BBL Gregory Batardon
Béjart Ballet Lausanne
Dixit
Dance 
6 – 7 Mar 2020

Béjart Ballet Lausanne
Dixit (Cancelled)

In view of the novel coronavirus outbreak, the Hong Kong Arts Festival (HKAF) has made the difficult decision to cancel the February and March performances and events of the 48th HKAF.
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In view of the novel coronavirus outbreak, the Hong Kong Arts Festival (HKAF) has made the difficult decision to cancel the February and March performances and events of the 48th HKAF.
Refund information can be found at https://go.hkaf.org/rf1.
A poetic dialogue in dance between the present and the past
The living legacy of the great Maurice Béjart


“One of the most influential and controversial European choreographers of the second half of the 20th century, Maurice Béjart was an unashamed populist, attracting huge, mainly young, audiences for his ballets.” The Independent

(On Dixit) “Screens enter and exit the stage in a perfectly orchestrated ballet. Epochs and references collide with myths and mythologies - telling the artist’s thoughts in a nutshell.“ 24 Heures (Switzerland)

Dixit was created for the stage by director Marc Hollogne to mark both the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Béjart Ballet Lausanne by its choreographer Maurice Béjart, and the 10th anniversary of his death.  

Béjart, a polymath who also directed plays, operas and films, believed cinema and ballet to be the greatest artforms of the 20th century. He incorporated many elements of theatre in his dance productions. With Dixit, Marc Hollogne has found a way to break new ground by combining live dance with archival film - including previously unreleased footage featuring Béjart and his dancers - in such a way that each speaks to the other.

The result is a celebration of Béjart’s achievement in combining the timeless balletic values of grace, elegance and emotional expression, with innovation and cultural eclecticism. 

Dixit also celebrates the continuity of the company’s innovative creativity, under the artistic direction of Gil Roman since Béjart’s passing in 2007. Roman continues to explore new choreographic territory with the company.

Approx 1 hr 40 mins with no interval
Performed in English with Chinese surtitles
Script and Staging
Marc Hollogne

Artistic Direction
Gil Roman

Choreography
Maurice Béjart
Gil Roman

Costumes Designer
Henri Davila

Lighting Designer
(Creation)
Marc Hollogne
Pierre-Yves Toulot
(Additional adaptation)
Dominique Roman
PLUS Films: dancing Beethoven

Date: 12 Jan 2020(Sun)
Time: 3:30pm
Venue: K11 Art House, K11 Musea

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PLUS Films: Queen + Béjart: Ballet for Life

Date and Time:
15 Feb 2020(Sat) 2:00pm
8 Mar 2020(Sun) 6:15pm
Venue: K11 Art House, K11 Musea

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PLUS Films: Béjart vous avez dit Béjart

Date: 16 Feb 2020(Sun)
Time: 2:00pm & 4:00pm
Venue: Laundry Steps, Tai Kwun

Date: 7 Mar 2020(Sat)
Time: 5:00pm
Venue: Podium Workshop, HK Cultural Centre

In English

Free admission



PLUS Films: Béjart Ballet Lausanne on tour in China

Date: 4 Mar 2020(Wed) 
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: K11 Art House, K11 Musea

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Béjart Ballet Lausanne Masterclass

Date: 5 Mar 2020(Thu)
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue: Rehearsal Room GR2, HK Cultural Centre

In English

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Meet-the-Artist (Post-performance)

Date: 6 Mar 2020(Fri)
Venue: Grand Theatre, HK Cultural Centre

In English

Free and open to all ticket holders



Observing Company Class

Date: 7 Mar 2020(Sat)
Time: 10:30am – 12:00nn
Venue: Grand Theatre, HK Cultural Centre

In English

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Official Website of Béjart Ballet Lausanne
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A poetic dialogue in dance between the present and the past
The living legacy of the great Maurice Béjart


“One of the most influential and controversial European choreographers of the second half of the 20th century, Maurice Béjart was an unashamed populist, attracting huge, mainly young, audiences for his ballets.” The Independent

(On Dixit) “Screens enter and exit the stage in a perfectly orchestrated ballet. Epochs and references collide with myths and mythologies - telling the artist’s thoughts in a nutshell.“ 24 Heures (Switzerland)

Dixit was created for the stage by director Marc Hollogne to mark both the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Béjart Ballet Lausanne by its choreographer Maurice Béjart, and the 10th anniversary of his death.  

Béjart, a polymath who also directed plays, operas and films, believed cinema and ballet to be the greatest artforms of the 20th century. He incorporated many elements of theatre in his dance productions. With Dixit, Marc Hollogne has found a way to break new ground by combining live dance with archival film - including previously unreleased footage featuring Béjart and his dancers - in such a way that each speaks to the other.

The result is a celebration of Béjart’s achievement in combining the timeless balletic values of grace, elegance and emotional expression, with innovation and cultural eclecticism. 

Dixit also celebrates the continuity of the company’s innovative creativity, under the artistic direction of Gil Roman since Béjart’s passing in 2007. Roman continues to explore new choreographic territory with the company.

Approx 1 hr 40 mins with no interval
Performed in English with Chinese surtitles
Cast & Production
Script and Staging
Marc Hollogne

Artistic Direction
Gil Roman

Choreography
Maurice Béjart
Gil Roman

Costumes Designer
Henri Davila

Lighting Designer
(Creation)
Marc Hollogne
Pierre-Yves Toulot
(Additional adaptation)
Dominique Roman
PLUS
PLUS Films: dancing Beethoven

Date: 12 Jan 2020(Sun)
Time: 3:30pm
Venue: K11 Art House, K11 Musea

Book Now



PLUS Films: Queen + Béjart: Ballet for Life

Date and Time:
15 Feb 2020(Sat) 2:00pm
8 Mar 2020(Sun) 6:15pm
Venue: K11 Art House, K11 Musea

Book Now



PLUS Films: Béjart vous avez dit Béjart

Date: 16 Feb 2020(Sun)
Time: 2:00pm & 4:00pm
Venue: Laundry Steps, Tai Kwun

Date: 7 Mar 2020(Sat)
Time: 5:00pm
Venue: Podium Workshop, HK Cultural Centre

In English

Free admission



PLUS Films: Béjart Ballet Lausanne on tour in China

Date: 4 Mar 2020(Wed) 
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: K11 Art House, K11 Musea

Book Now



Béjart Ballet Lausanne Masterclass

Date: 5 Mar 2020(Thu)
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue: Rehearsal Room GR2, HK Cultural Centre

In English

Book Now



Meet-the-Artist (Post-performance)

Date: 6 Mar 2020(Fri)
Venue: Grand Theatre, HK Cultural Centre

In English

Free and open to all ticket holders



Observing Company Class

Date: 7 Mar 2020(Sat)
Time: 10:30am – 12:00nn
Venue: Grand Theatre, HK Cultural Centre

In English

Book Now
Related Info
Official Website of Béjart Ballet Lausanne