Dancing Beethoven

Saturday, 23.12.2017 – Friday, 06.07.2018


Dancing Beethoven
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Turning Beethoven's Ninth Symphony into a choreography? Maurice Béjart did it in 1964, and his company Béjart Ballet Lausanne performed the masterpiece in Tokyo in 2014.

This documentary shows the history of the performance, the dedication of the current dancers, and the complexity of a daunting multicultural collaboration between Lausanne, the Tokyo Ballet, and the Israel Symphony Orchestra conducted by Zubin Mehta. The result is an exhilarating blend of music and dance.

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Location: Human Trust Cinema Yurakucho and more