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Monte Carlo Ballet London Premiere of Romeo and Juliette

Monte Carlo Ballet, Romeo et Juliette
Monte Carlo Ballet, Romeo et Juliette
Photo credit Marie Laure Briane

Following last year’s triumphant “LAC; Swan Lake”, the Monte Carlo Ballet returns to the London Coliseum with Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliette. Choreographed by the acclaimed Jean-Christophe Maillot, this beautiful interpretation captures the essence of what it means to be young and in love, and tells of the devastating tragedy that unfolds when tenderness and naivety is met with violence and pride.

Most recently Jean-Christophe worked with Northern Ballet, re-creating Romeo and Juliette for them. The forthcoming Coliseum season is an opportunity to see the original version by the company for whom he created Romeo and Juliette, before it returns to repertoire in Monte Carlo following a tour to Tokyo.

Jean-Christophe also recently choreographed The Taming of the Shrew for the Bolshoi Ballet, marking the first time, since his appointment as Artistic Director of Monte Carlo Ballet in 1993, that he had choreographed a ballet for another company, and one of the rare occasions that the Bolshoi Ballet has invited a foreign choreographer to create a work for its dancers.

For Monte Carlo Ballet, he has directed productions including: Bêtes Noires; Home, Sweet Home; Dov’è la Luna; Vers un Pays Sage; Roméo et Juliettete; Recto Verso; L’Île; Cendrillon; Entrelacs; Oeil pour oeil; La Belle; D’une rive à l’autre; Miniatures; Le Songe; Altro Canto.

Set to Prokofiev’s unforgettable score and set design by well renowned artist Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Maillot’s Romeo and Juliette is a treasured classic reimagined for a modern audience.

Listings Details
London Coliseum
Thu 23, Fri 24 & Sat 25 April 15 – 7:30pm
Sat 25 April 15 – 2:30pm
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020 7845 9300

Romeo and Juliette Ballet in 3 acts
Adapted from William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet
Choreography: Jean-Christophe Maillot
Music: Sergueï Prokofiev
Set: Ernest Pignon-Ernest
Costumes: Jérôme Kaplan
Lighting: Dominique Drillot

Tuesday 17th March 2015

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