Boléro is a three-part dance performance by the Béjart Ballet Lausanne, directed by Gil Roman and comprising three works: Le mandarin merveilleux, Tombées de la dernière pluie and Boléro.
Le mandarin merveilleux (The Miraculous Mandarin) is a one-act pantomime ballet showing three tramps searching their pockets and drawers for money. As they find none, they force a girl to stand by the window and attract passing men into the room.
Tombées de la dernière pluie is a choreography almost exclusively for women in a post-apocalyptic world. Eleven dancers make tribal moves in a complex and mesmerising performance.
Boléro is Maurice Béjart’s 1961 staging of the world-famous work by Maurice Ravel. A delicate dialogue between the body and the score, it delves into the essence of Sufism in an impossibly beautiful rhythmic dance.
Cast and creative team:
Venue: Teatros del Canal, Sala Roja
Artistic director: Gil Roman
Ensemble: Béjart Ballet Lausanne
Le mandarin merveilleux: Maurice Béjart/Bela Bartók
Tombées de la dernière pluie: Gil Roman/Franz Schubert
Boléro: Maurice Béjart/Maurice Ravel