Ballet For Life to be performed in Amsterdam next month


Full title: ‘Le Presbytère n’a rien perdu de son charme, ni le jardin de son éclat

Ballet For Life

Recommended…. a wonderful experience….

Next month the majestic Swiss ballet companyBejart Ballet Lausanne sweep into Amsterdam for a week of pirouettes and stardust. From 13 to 16 March, they’ll perform Ballet for Life, an ode to Freddie Mercury that ventures from the music of Queen to Mozart, with some fashion design by Versace thrown in for good measure.

Royal Theatre Carré, various times, €25-€84. More info and ticket details @

The late Maurice Bejart kindly donated all his original performance royalties on Ballet for Life to the Mercury Phoenix Trust

Seven years ago, the dance legend Maurice Béjart died, but his dance company Ballet Bejart now lives his work, his talent and his young mind further. Stardust Theatre BV presents exclusive Carre now 13 March / 16 March a tribute to Béjart. It is a tribute to the master who brought ballet to this time.

From Thursday 13 – Sunday, March 16th is Bejart’s spectacular but moving tribute to Freddie Mercury Queen with numerous hits as well as music by Mozart and costumes from Versace to see. Seldom has a ballet Carre so put on its head as Ballet for Life, that one could experience. Most recently in 2009 in Carré,

The beginning of Ballet for Life is typical of the creative resurrection of Mercury. Under white shrouds are the dancers on stage. Then the music of “It’s a beautiful day” sounds and the dancers come to life piece by piece. Then follows a ballet, or rather a show or a poignant video that you do not let go. The death quickly forget all those spirits. Shows the death in this ballet how special, how surprising, how beautiful life is and that you would miss a minute!

Bejart Ballet
Bejart Ballet – Photography: François Paolini, Lauren Pasche

Photography: François Paolini, Lauren Pasche