Queen + Béjart: Ballet For Life

Our encore screening of QUEEN & BEJART: BALLET FOR LIFE, originally scheduled for March 13 at the Delancey Street theater, is now able to stream online beginning Wednesday, April 29.

Back by popular demand, Queen + Béjart: Ballet for Life is now available on-demand! We’ve secured permission to stream this powerful film for a limited time, to a limited number of patrons, in a special fundraising event supporting the San Francisco Dance Film Festival.

The film is available to steam during a 48-hour period via our Vimeo On Demand platform beginning Wednesday, April 29, at 8pm PST.

Proceeds support SFDFF at a time when we’ve been presented with significant challenges related to the pandemic. So, join us for this incredibly timely film, and support SFDFF in the process.

Ballet for Life was a unique collaboration between three huge cultural brands: Queen, Versace, and the visionary choreographer Maurice Béjart. At its heart is the loss of two legendary performers, Freddie Mercury and dancer Jorge Donn, both of whom died of AIDS in the early 1990s.

Queen + Béjart: Ballet For Life by Lynne Wake and Christopher Bird, tells the story of the creation and subsequent success of the ballet featuring the great and the good of both rock and ballet, including: Brian May and Roger Taylor, and Adam Lambert, Wayne Sleep and Arlene Philips, and of course incredible archive footage of Freddie Mercury, Maurice Béjart, Queen, and Gianni Versace.

Special thanks to screening sponsor, the EACH Foundation

Highlights: Screening includes a special introduction by filmmaker Lynne Wake

DVD and Blu-Ray

Now Available! Features two programs: the documentary by Lynne Wake and Simon Lupton, and a full 1997 performance of the ballet by the Béjart Ballet of Lausanne.


We are determined to weather the storm and continue to find unique ways to bring people together to celebrate the beauty and power of dance through film. By making a donation in support of Dance Film SF, you will help others enjoy our productions streamed online.

Encore Screening

April 29, 2020 8:00 pm

Vimeo On Demand

Price: $20


Director(s): Lynne Wake
Choreographer: Maurice Béjart
Country: UK
Runtime: 58 minutes

Screening Sponsor