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Creations by Valerie Lacaze for Rudra

Since 1997, the free-lance choreographer Valerie Lacaze has been regularly invited to create choreographies for the Rudra Bejart School shows.

In 2012 and 2013 she created and directed three major events for the school:

  • Our 20th Anniversary event in 2012
  • An exceptional show for the Nimes Arenas and one for the Tanqiao Theater in Beijing in 2013.

As a free-lance choreographer she works together with the composer, Anne Vadagnan, under the "TaoFemina" label.

“Meeting these two artists, Valerie Lacaze and Anne Vadagnin, has been an eye opener for me, both from a human and an artistic point of view.
They reinforced my focus on the importance of working together in a spirit of respect and openness. Today, this helps me in positioning the l’Ecole-Atelier Rudra Bejart, Lausanne.
Their combined creative energies enable them to bring out powerful productions. he soundness of their ideas and the topics they choose always bring us closer to humanity and encourage us to reflect upon the struggles of the world.
Valerie’s choreographic language is always sincere and original. Anne’s energy and her musical sensitivity never fail to move.

Valerie and Anne have the strength of character to carry out their work independently, and the courage and self-confidence not to be influenced by the hedonism of our times. They are extremely professional and productive.

Through their partnership they fire each other’s imaginations; they are galvanised and at the same time stabilised.
Anne Vadagnin is a great musician and virtuoso. Her improvisations have allowed her to extend her musical sensitivity to dance. Her work is a fine example of how to unite music and dance.
Valérie Lacaze has developed an amazing approach to photography. Her focus is accurate and precise, her light is always subtle and she captures the look in people’s eyes with intelligence. She’s always on a journey of discovery". Michel GASCARD

"Camille Claudel, the Bride of Oblivion" | season 2011/2012

Choreographed and directed by Valerie Lacaze
Original music by Anne Vadagnin
Other musics : Verdi - Doniat - Orgue de rue Gavioli - Polin - Gillet - Nikolayeva - L. - Debussy
With the exceptional participation of Michel Gascard in the role of Rodin
Costumes : Valerie Lacaze and the Barnabe Theater in Servion
Production : TaoFemina

Performances :

April 2012, press presentation at the Theatre de Vidy Lausanne
Preview performance in Pavia and Reggio di Calabria, Italy
30th May: World premiere in National Theatre, Brussels, commissioned by the Swiss Mission to the European Union
14th July: Como Festival, Italy
27th July: Theatre Barnabe, Servion, Switzerland
28th July: Private performance at Theatre Barnabe, Servion, to celebrate the Rudra Béjart 20th anniversary

Other extracts on Youtube :

Extract of the final scene
The Camille Claudel's studio
Camille et Rodin Pas de deux

More details on


" Qualia or the artist's life " | season 2012/2013

32'000 people came from 12th to 15th August, 2013 in the Arena of Nimes, France !
4'000 people in  Beijing - China from November 25th to 26th.


Choreographed and directed by Valerie Lacaze
Original music by Anne Vadagnin
Other music: George Frideric Handel, Charles Aznavour, Hans-Werner Henze, Leo Ferre, Jacques Offenbach, Pink Floyd
Textes : Raymond Devos
Accessories and costumes : Valerie Lacaze - Caroline Zanetti
Production : TaoFemina and Rudra Bejart

Other extracts on Youtube :

"La boheme, le poete et sa muse"
"The poet and the death"

More pictures and details on :




Some other choreographies by Valerie Lacaze for Rudra :


" Ton dernier voyage " | season|2015/2016

Original music : Adaptation of Barbara's song "Dis quand reviendras-tu ?"
April 9th 2015 : Octogone Pully-Lausanne Theater
May 30th 2015 : Gala Grand Theatre de Quebec - Canada.
Produced by TaoFemina



" Guigui " | season 2016/2017

Music by Michel Jonasz
Premiere for the National Day of Dance 2017 on May 5th - ABRI Theater -Geneva
At the "International Jeunes Ballets Festival" on May 11th - BFM Theater - Geneva
Produced by TaoFemina