We are pleased to be able to announce that Ballet for Life returns to Japan in live performances by the Béjart Ballet Lausanne in October 2021. The shows originally scheduled in Spring 2020 were postponed twice due to COVID-19 concerns.
Ballet for Life was created by the late visionary choreographer Maurice Béjart to the music of Queen and Mozart, with costumes by Gianni Versace to celebrate the lives and talents of legendary performers Freddie Mercury and Maurice Béjart’s former principal dancer, Jorge Donn, both of whom died of AIDS at the age of 45. The ballet was premiered in Lausanne in 1996, and was performed in the following year in Paris in the presence of Madame Chirac, with Elton John and the three surviving members of Queen, John Deacon, Brian May and Roger Taylor.
“Ballet for Life” has long been loved by the fans in Japan since its Japan premiere by the Béjart Ballet Lausanne in 1998, and it will be the ballet’s fifth tour to the country. Don’t miss this great opportunity!
‘I hope all our fans and friends will take advantage of this wonderful opportunity once again to see the most incredible and original ballet built around the music of Mozart and Queen, by ballet’s most audacious creator, our sadly missed great friend Maurice Béjart.’ - Brian May
Presented by Japan Performing Arts Foundation
Note: The safety and comfort of our audiences, participating artists, staff and all the people concerned is of the most importance to us. The upcoming shows will be presented with the utmost preventive measures that we have updated through advice from the national and regional governments, experts and the experience of the performances that we have presented since the coronavirus outbreak.
Ballet for Life by the Béjart Ballet Lausanne – Japan Shows 2021
Thursday 14 October 18:30 - Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo
Friday 15 October 14:00 - Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo
Saturday 16 October 14:00 - Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo
Sunday 17 October 14:00 - Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo
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