With choreography by Maurice Béjart, The Ninth Symphony brought together at the Patinoire de Malley (Malley Ice Rink), the Béjart Ballet Lausanne, the Tokyo Ballet, musicians of the Lausanne Sinfonietta and singers of the Lausanne Opera under the direction of Alexander Mayer. From the 17th to the 21st of June, more than 250 artists were on stage for a ‘concert danced’, first created 50 years ago and revived by its artistic director Gil Roman for the first time in 20 years last autumn in Tokyo.
Three years of technical preparation, more than 15 weeks of rehearsals, 10 000 km travelled to work together with the Tokyo Ballet, the presence of 80 singers and a philharmonic orchestra alongside 80 dancers… so many challenges have been overcome to put on this timeless work.
On June 18th, Jaquet Droz was pleased to share this exceptional performance full of emotion with its guests who were offered the chance to meet with the dancers during an exclusive reception after the representation. An event in perfect connection with the Art of Astonishment of Jaquet Droz.
After the triumph of Lausanne performances interpreted for the first time in Europe – 22 660 tickets sold, the Béjart Ballet Lausanne will present its interpretation of this musical masterpiece at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco beginning of July.
The Maison unveils the new radically innovative aesthetic of its masterpiece, whose tourbillon is revealed through meticulous geometry.
For the ninth consecutive time, Jaquet Droz is proud to donate a unique piece of its own creation, designed exclusively for Only Watch, a charity sale to benefit the Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies (Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy), and featuring a degree of technical ambition and aesthetic never-before achieved: A Grande Seconde Skelet-One Tourbillon adorned with a plique-à-jour enamel dial.
Issued in eight pieces to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the founder Pierre Jaquet-Droz, the Bird Repeater, an automaton with a minute repeater, embodies the essence of the House. Its dial in white mother-of-pearl and black onyx features appliqués in 18K red gold. Multiple bird animations, eggs hatching and the river in the background breathe life into this creation. This weave of intricate animations, completely engraved and painted by hand, resonates with a minute repeater, which is housed at the heart of its 18K red gold case in 47mm, one of fine watchmaking's most virtuoso complications.
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