The partnership between Maurice Béjart and the Paris Opera lasted over forty years and provided the institution with more than twenty pieces. As a tribute to the choreographer who died fifteen years ago, the Paris Opera Ballet presents three works originally created in the 1970s, all of which shine with equal choreographic and musical intensity. For The Firebird , an ode to youth written for the company's dancers, the choreographer took Stravinsky's powerful score and brought out its quintessence. Le Chant du compagnon errant was written for two male dancers and is an intimate work to a song cycle by Mahler. Finally, the mythical Boléro represents Ravel's score of the same name. Surrounded by dancers, alone on a table, the main performer - male or female - is transported by the lush rhythms into an erotic and hypnotic dance that is like a vibrating call to life.