Les Grands Ballets Canadiens presents

Roméo & Juliette

Neoclassical Ballet

With Les Grands Ballets Orchestra

Roméo & Juliette is a poignant masterpiece, in which romantic passion meets the fire of contemporary dance.

Never was there a more timeless love story than that of Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet. French choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot conveys all of the power of this tragic romance set to Prokofiev’s powerful score.

“Thus with a kiss I die.”

Based on the assumption that everyone is familiar with Romeo and Juliet, Jean-Christophe Maillot took a choreographic approach that avoids paraphrasing Shakespeare’s literary masterpiece that speaks for itself. Rather than retrace the rift between the Capulets and Montagues to its tragic denouement, the choreographer rewrites the play from an original perspective. The ballet plunges us into the depths of Friar Laurence’s soul, a man whose good intentions ultimately provoke the demise of the two lovers.

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