Romeo a Juliet
Winner of Best Large Scale Dance Production at the Theatre Critics of Wales Awards 2014.
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life
Critics Circle Award winning company Ballet Cymru present an extraordinary adaptation of Shakespeare’s masterpiece ‘Romeo a Juliet’.
Intense fighting, passionate duets and universal themes echo through dramatic and lyrical choreography. Exquisite costumes and extraordinary video projections create a world of danger and excitement where two young lovers are caught in an age old feud.
‘Romeo a Juliet’ is a dynamic and unique collaboration between 3 of Wales’ outstanding arts organisations, Ballet Cymru, Coreo Cymru (The Dance Creative Producer for Wales) and the Riverfront Theatre in Newport.
‘Romeo a Juliet’ features costumes by Georg Meyer-Wiel who studied at The Royal College of Art and has created costumes for some of the world’s leading companies including Rambert Dance Company and Australian Dance Theatre.
But soft, what light through yonder window breaks?
It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.
‘These young dancers created a taut, committed atmosphere on stage, and the audience, comprised of every age group from 5 to 95, were gripped from start to finish. What a refreshing change it was to see this youthful group, brimming over with enthusiasm and commitment, dancing a work so relevant to today’s demographic and which will do so much to bring in new audiences and keep their interest. Ballet Cymru, I salute you!’
Amanda Jennings, Dance Europe June 2013
Based on the Play by William Shakespeare
Music by Serge Prokofieff
Reduced Orchestration by John Longstaff
Played By Sinfonia Cymru
Conductor Richard Laing
Choreography By Darius James OBE, Amy Doughty and the Dancers of the Company
Rehearsal Assistant Jo Fong
Costume and Set Design Georg Meyer-Wiel
Lighting Design Chris Illingworth
Photography Sian Trenberth Photography, Sleepy Robot Photography
Clogging Coach Huw Williams
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