Heartbreak sweeps the stage as Northern Ballet perform a new Romeo and Juliet
Set to Prokofiev’s unforgettable score, played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia, Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Romeo and Juliet is a modern interpretation of a classical ballet, capturing the raw sensuality and the very essence of the story as Romeo and Juliet embark on their impulsive love affair. As the lovers are caught in the throes of ecstatic joy and crushing heartbreak, this production will see Northern Ballet’s dancers at their dramatic best, bringing the intensity and extreme emotions of this classic tale to the stage.
Romeo and Juliet is Northern Ballet’s first collaboration with acclaimed choreographer Maillot, who recently created a new version of The Taming of the Shrew for the Bolshoï Ballet. The UK Première took place at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre in February 2015, and was the first time that this version of Romeo and Juliet was performed in the UK.
Jean-Christophe Maillot said: ‘In this adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, my primary objective is to sincerely portray the powerful emotions to the audience so that they share in the passionate love of the young couple and take a journey with them.’
Northern Ballet’s Artistic Director, David Nixon OBE, said: ‘Jean-Christophe Maillot's adaptation of Romeo and Juliet is an inspired contemporary response to the classic play and our talented dancers are ideally suited to interpret his wonderful language. This is a new production for our audiences to experience and reflect upon and I am delighted that we were the first British company to present Jean-Christophe Maillot's work.’
Share in the passion and stolen moments of young love with Romeo and Juliet at the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford from 11 – 15 October 2016.