The Maison Maurice Béjart dresses up Manneken Pis to celebrate its 10th anniversary
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    The Maison Maurice Béjart dresses up Manneken Pis to celebrate its 10th anniversary

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    The Maison Maurice Béjart, the house in the centre of Brussels where the French choreographer lived for nearly 30 years, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. It gave Manneken Pis a new costume to mark the occasion on Saturday. The ceremony took place in the Town Hall and was attended by the Culture Councillor Karine Lalieux and Maision Béjart President Michel Robert.

    The costume is based on the “Iron bird” ballet by the celebrated choreographer. It was designed by stylist Esmerelda Ammoun.

    After the ceremony at the Town Hall, representatives for the Maison Béjart and the Friends of the Manneken Pis assembled under the Manneken to give him his new costume.

    The Maison Maurice Béjart, which insures the choreographers work continues to be promoted in Belgium, has organised the permanent exhibition “Béjart-Bruxelles”.

    Andy Sanchez
    The Brussels Times