Event held on November 05

The Australian Ballet presents Romeo and Juliet (Syd)

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Event runs from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM
Daily, until 24/11/2021

About

John Cranko’s epic version of Shakespeare’s most heart-rending love story returns to The Australian Ballet. The Story An artist who effortlessly fused dance and drama, Cranko richly evokes the grandeur of the Capulets’ ball, the fierce clashes of the rival families and the brief, luminous flare of young love. His Romeo and Juliet premiered in 1962, the year The Australian Ballet was founded, and generations of our dancers have grown up with the production and gone on to shine in its many dream roles. The Music Despite meddling from Stalin’s officials and an initial rebellion from the Bolshoi Ballet’s dancers (who pronounced the music ‘undanceable’), Prokofiev’s score has proven itself as immortal as Shakespeare’s play. As clearly as words could, the music lays out the progress of the story, evoking swordplay, ecstasy, murder and the looming approach of the lovers’ fate.