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Sunday August 25, 2019

Romeo and Juliet


Classic Bourne reinvention of Romeo and Juliet which I found excellent and enjoyed a lot more than the recent "Christmas family" ballets. The setting is some sort of institution or asylum, and there are not "two houses divided" but an authoritarian oppressive system with brutal guards - into which the teenagers are committed by apparently unfeeling parents.
A very fresh and new feel achieved by Bourne working with a young cast of dancers and choreographer. Prokofiev's ballet music is reorchestrated, cut and reordered by Terry Davies.

Posted on August 25, 2019 at 7:54 PM. Category: Art and Culture. | Comments (0)