Ballet of the 20th Century
Ballet of the 20th Century (French: Ballet du XXme Siècle), was a ballet and contemporary dance company in Brussels, Belgium in 1960, by the French/Swiss choreographer Maurice Béjart. For many years it was the official dance company of the Théatre Royal de la Monnaie.
The company was known for including South and East Asian elements in its performances.
Bejart had previously founded a company in Paris, which he named first Les Ballets de l'Ètoile, and later Ballet Théàtre de Maurice Bejart. When he moved to Brussels in 1960, he relocated the company and renamed it Ballet du XXme Siècle. It was eventually dissolved when Bejart moved to Switzerland to form Béjart Ballet in Lausanne in 1987.
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