I was lucky enough to attend quite a few performances of varied ballets by Maurice Béjart’s company and was sorry to hear about his death. Béjart certainly was one of the stars of the 20th century and reconciled me with ballet. I would have liked to find a working video clip of Ravel‘s famed boléro with Jorge Donne, but another favourite of mine was Stravinsky‘s Le Sacre du Printemps, which I saw in June 2006, in Paris.
Another icon of the twentieth century is gone. I hope he is now dancing in heaven with Donn and Stravinsky 🙂
Read Béjart’s obituary in The Times