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Michel Gascard

He was trained by his mother, Colette Milner, at the La Rochelle Conservatory in France. In 1973 at the age of 16, he won first prize at the ‘Prix de Lausanne’ international competition.  He then went to the Mudra School in Brussels, directed by Maurice Béjart, where he studied for one year before joining the ‘Ballet du XXième siècle’ (Ballet of the 20th Century) company. He danced his first solo roles when he was 17 years old.


Maurice Béjart created many roles for him in the following ballets:

  • 1789 et nous
  • Acqua alta
  • Ce que l'amour me dit
  • Ce que la mort me dit
  • Dionysos
  • Gaieté parisienne
  • Heliogabale
  • Illuminations
  • La flûte enchantée
  • La mort subite
  • La muette
  • La nuit transfigurée
  • La tour
  • Le concours
  • Le Molière imaginaire
  • Les sept danses grecques
  • L’histoire du soldat
  • Light
  • M pour B
  • Malraux ou la métamorphose des dieux
  • Messe pour le temps futur
  • Mozart Tango
  • Notre Faust
  • Pyramide El Nour
  • Ring um den Ring
  • Souvenirs de Leningrad
  • Talassa Mare Nostrum
  • Wien Wien, nur du allein

 

 

He has performed the following roles
of the Béjart repertoire:

  • Bhakti
  • Farah
  • Golestan ou le jardin des roses
  • Le marteau sans maître
  • L'oiseau de feu
  • Petrouchka
  • Pli selon pli
  • V comme

 

 

As a choreagrapher he created ‘Trois pour Trois’ at the Royal Circus in Brussels, and ‘Children’s Corner’ in Milan, in 1984.
In 1992 he decided to give up his career as Béjart Ballet soloist and coach and help Maurice Béjart  set up the Rudra Béjart School in Lausanne.


They worked together closely for 35 years and, in accordance with the provisions of Maurice Béjart’s will, Michel Gascard has been appointed director of the Rudra Béjart School in 2007.
Michel Gascard teaches the ballet classes and the Maurice Béjart's repertoire in the form of dance studies.

Every year, Michel Gascard teaches the Maurice Béjart's choreographies on the most famous stages in the world : Béjart Ballet Lausanne, Paris Opera, Scala of Milano, National Ballet of China, Tokyo Ballet, Royal Swedish Ballet, The Monte-Carlo Ballet... .

 

Some videos :


Michel Gascard is dancing "Seven greek dances"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=y6w1jHXEBRY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Go5EinEy6G8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6X9MwhToDz4

Michel Gascard is dancing "Mozart Tango"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFhG0r-gsxQ

Michel Gascard is dancing "Le soldat amoureux"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-c66tmkWAc

Michel Gascard is dancing "Dionysos"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcdvEl6_7ig&list=UUXrz6s6Q_U4e2DpRsNRl75w&index=3

 

 

 


More details and photographs on Michel Gascard's website !



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