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Maurice Béjart

1927 - 2007

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Maurice Béjart (French: [beʒaʁ]; 1 January 1927 – 22 November 2007) was a French-born dancer, choreographer and opera director who ran the Béjart Ballet Lausanne in Switzerland. He developed a popular expressionistic form of modern ballet, talking vast themes. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maurice Béjart has received more than 209,715 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia. Maurice Béjart is the 11th most popular dancer (down from 9th in 2019), the 631st most popular biography from France (down from 607th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular French Dancer.

Maurice Béjart is most famous for being a choreographer and director of the Ballet de l'Étoile.

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Among dancers, Maurice Béjart ranks 11 out of 76Before him are Anna Pavlova, Vaslav Nijinsky, Pina Bausch, Marius Petipa, Bobby Farrell, and Margot Fonteyn. After him are Maya Plisetskaya, Marie Taglioni, Martha Graham, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Jean-Georges Noverre, and Michel Fokine.

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Among people born in 1927, Maurice Béjart ranks 23Before him are Kim Young-sam, László Kubala, Niklas Luhmann, Albert Uderzo, Juliette Gréco, and Margaret Keane. After him are Janet Leigh, Marshall Warren Nirenberg, Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium, Martin Lewis Perl, Don Shirley, and Robert Ludlum. Among people deceased in 2007, Maurice Béjart ranks 17Before him are Ève Curie, Paul Tibbets, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Kurt Vonnegut, Albert Ellis, and Sidney Sheldon. After him are Benazir Bhutto, Deborah Kerr, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Ryszard Kapuściński, Ike Turner, and Barry Nelson.

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In France

Among people born in France, Maurice Béjart ranks 631 out of 6,011Before him are Émilie du Châtelet (1706), René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur (1683), Camille Flammarion (1842), Catherine of Valois (1401), François Mansart (1598), and Jacques Maritain (1882). After him are Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron (1799), Marie-Antoine Carême (1784), Suzanne Valadon (1865), Élisabeth of France (1764), Jean Parisot de Valette (1494), and Albert Fert (1938).

Among DANCERS In France

Among dancers born in France, Maurice Béjart ranks 2Before him are Marius Petipa (1818). After him are Jean-Georges Noverre (1727), Liane de Pougy (1869), La Goulue (1866), Pierre Beauchamp (1631), Roland Petit (1924), Jules Perrot (1810), Zizi Jeanmaire (1924), Jean Coralli (1779), Arthur Saint-Léon (1821), and Sylvie Guillem (1965).