Julia & Romeo – back after celebrated world tour

By on September 1, 2017
Maryam Barari

Choreographer Mats Ek is one of the dance world’s icons. He has made several new interpretations of ballet classics such as Giselle, Svansjön and Törnrosa. In 2013, he created Julia & Romeo exclusively for the Royal Ballet. A full-tune to music of Tchaikovsky. Since the premiere, the Royal Ballet has played for sold houses in Stockholm, Europe and the United States. Given 13 times during the period 1/9-3 / 10.

Mats Ek: “Romeo and Julia … after more than 400 years, it’s time to turn around the stitches; a simple handle that might releases one or another reflection … In addition sound the title on one of the original, translated from Italian to English, some decade before Shakespeare’s drama 1595, “The tragedy of Juliet and Romeo.” Back to the source, then? Or another variant of the ancient story of the subversive power of forbidden love – one of many stories that pose genes in our cultural legacy? : Thank you, William, for your drama about Romeo and Julia! It’s out of what we got nutrition and against it we’ve taken brace.”

Choreography: Mats Ek
Music: Pjotr Tjajkovskij in selection of Mats Ek, processed by Anders Högstedt
Scenography & costume: Magdalena Åberg
Light: Linus Fellbom

Length of performance: Act I = 60 minutes / Pause 25 minutes / Act II = 45 minutes. Total performance length about 2 hours 10 minutes.

Contributors: Royal Ballet and Royal Court Chapel under the direction of Eva Ollikainen. Piano List Bengt-Åke Lundin.

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