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.
In a new architectural interpretation of its icon, the Grande Seconde Skelet-One lets light into the heart of its mechanics.
Jaquet Droz is writing a new chapter in its special relationship with China. The grand opening of the Xi’an boutique on July 6th thus solidifies a history that the Jaquet-Droz family first began to write 280 years ago.
From its first designs almost three centuries ago to its most recent developments, the legacy inherited from Pierre Jaquet-Droz has stayed true to the core values of the brand's founder: a pared-down aesthetic, audacity of style, and creativity in the mechanisms. And the Petite Heure Minute Smalta Clara presented on the occasion of the brand’s 280th anniversary is no exception.
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