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Maurice Béjart
dancer, choreographer

Maurice Béjart

  • January 1, 1927 Marseille, France - November 22, 2007 Lausanne, Switzerland

Biography

Maurice Béjart is born in Marseille on January 1st, 1927. He begins his dance career in Vichy in 1946, continues with Janine Charrat, Roland Petit and especially in London, as part of the International Ballet. During a tour in Sweden with the Cullberg Ballet (1949), he discovers the potential of choreographic expressionism. A Swedish film project confronts him for the first time with Stravinsky, but back in Paris, he gathers choreographic experience with compositions by Chopin and the support of the critic Jean Laurent. From now on the dancer is doubled by a choreographer.

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