Romeo + Juliet
The esteemed company from British Columbia premiered its new production of the classic tale to rave reviews in 2018, and The Soraya will proudly launch the first U.S. tour of the lauded production. The timeless tale of two star-crossed lovers features new choreography by Medhi Walerski, one of the most innovative dance makers today. It is set to the well-known 1938 score by composer Sergei Prokofiev. Walerski explains the inspiration for his new choreography: “Just what Prokofiev wrote, it’s genius and it’s so profound and it’s so beautiful. It’s something that really reaches your heart and soul, deeply.”
In a first for Ballet BC, the new full-length work delves into a thought-provoking retelling of the classic that resonates today, capturing audiences with its deeply human story and enduring themes of love and family.
Sunday, March,1 | 2PM
Join choreographer Medhi Walerski and Ballet BC's Artistic Director Emily Molnar, as they discuss the work’s creation with arts journalist Victoria Looseleaf.
Ballet BC's Creative Team discuss Romeo + Juliet
Since it was first written and performed in 1596, Shakespeare's indelible classic, Romeo and Juliet — the doomed romance of two teenagers from feuding families — is possibly the most famous love story ever penned. Indeed, its numerous iterations include operas, films, musicals, and, of course, ballets. How then does a choreographer come to an interpretation with fresh eyes, updating the timeless tale to resonate in this somewhat fractured era of Facebook, Instagram, and all things digital?
Meet the cast of Ballet BC's Romeo + Juliet
Ballet BC's Romeo + Juliet returns to the stage after the show's highly acclaimed premiere in 2018. Get to know the dancers before they arrive at The Soraya on Feb 29 and Mar 1!