Ballet on the Big Screen
The Ninth Symphony Ballet by Maurice Béjart
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Maurice Béjart’s compelling staging of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony has been enchanting audiences worldwide since its inception and its idea of universal brotherhood remains highly topical. “Alle Menschen werden Brüder” (All men will be brothers) is the powerful message communicated by the unforgettable music and choreography.
From the stage of the NHK Hall in Tokyo, 250 dancers and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Zubin Mehta send this message out into the world. “It is a ‘manifestation’, in the deepest sense of the word.” Maurice Béjart.
Although the ballet was planned purely as an interpretation of Beethoven’s music, Béjart added texts from Nietzsche, Schiller and others to the programme notes. These texts underline the major theme of universal brotherhood, a union of races and peoples culminating with the 4th movement’s ‘Ode to Joy’ and that “All men become brothers.”
2014, 88 minutes