Ballet of the 20th Century

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Ballet of the 20th Century (French: Ballet du XXme Siècle), was a ballet and contemporary dance company in Brussels, Belgium[1] in 1960, by the French/Swiss choreographer Maurice Béjart.[2] For many years it was the official dance company of the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie.

The company was known for including South and East Asian elements in its performances.[3]


Bejart had previously founded a company in Paris, which he named first Les Ballets de l'Étoile, and later Ballet Théâtre de Maurice Bejart. When he moved to Brussels in 1960,[4] he relocated the company and renamed it Ballet du XXme Siècle.[5] It was eventually dissolved when Bejart moved to Switzerland to form Béjart Ballet in Lausanne in 1987.


  1. ^ Max Millard (9 September 2014). 100 New Yorkers of the 1970s: Revised Edition of Original Version. otbebookpublishing. pp. 50–. ISBN 978-3-95676-686-2.
  2. ^ Lynn Garafola (28 January 2005). Legacies of Twentieth-Century Dance. Wesleyan University Press. pp. 192–. ISBN 978-0-8195-6674-4.
  3. ^ David M. Brownstone; Irene M. Franck (1 May 1991). 20th century culture: a dictionary of the arts and literature of our time. Prentice Hall. p. 36. ISBN 978-0-13-210519-4.
  4. ^ Steve Luck (22 October 1998). The American Desk Encyclopedia. Oxford University Press. pp. 90–. ISBN 978-0-19-521465-9.
  5. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. (1 May 2008). Britannica Concise Encyclopedia. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. pp. 191–. ISBN 978-1-59339-492-9.

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