Choreographer Maurice Bejart dies

by SF



French choreographer Maurice Bejart has died at the age of 80. Born on January 1, 1927 in Marseilles, Bejart — real name Maurice Berger — studied dance in London and Paris before becoming a leading avant-garde choreographer in the 1950s. His last work, “Around the World in Eighty Minutes,” is due to be premiered in Lausanne on December 20. In the course of his great career, Bejart directed stars such as Sylvie Guillem and Mikhail Baryshnikov.

His ashes will be spread on the seaside of Oostende, Belgium.

So Long Artist.