The National Ballet of Canada – Romeo and Juliet

UK Premiere at Sadlers Wells
Wednesday 17 to Sunday 21 April

Whether it’s a ravishing romantic pas de deux full of soaring lifts or a geometrically complex ensemble number in brilliantly resolving patterns, Ratmansky’s Romeo and Juliet is a choreographic delightThe Toronto Star

Romeo and Juliet is a must-see. Ratmansky’s greatness lies in his ability to mirror music in dance. The emotional arc of the characters is cunningly shown in movement. In fact, the music and the dance seem inseparable.” The Globe and Mail

Romeo and Juliet - Image ©Sadlers Wells

Canada’s premier dance company The National Ballet of Canada makes its first London appearance in 26 years presenting the European premiere of its new production of Romeo and Juliet, which was created in 2011 to mark the company’s 60th
Choreographed by former Bolshoi Ballet director and current Artist in Residence at American Ballet Theatre Alexei Ratmansky and set to Sergei Prokofiev’s famous score inspired by Shakespeare’s timeless love story, the production features Renaissance-inspired sets and costumes by Tony Award-winning designer Richard Hudson and lighting design by Jennifer Tipton. Ratmansky is one of today’s most in-demand choreographers, celebrated for his inventive and complex choreography and his distinguished contribution to the classical ballet repertoire.

The National Ballet of Canada ranks among the world’s top ballet companies. Under the artistic direction of Karen Kain the company, which boasts 71 dancers as well as its own orchestra, has developed a unique repertoire which it has toured to stages all over the world. “Romeo and Juliet, which was created specifically for the company, is the ideal work to showcase The National Ballet of Canada’s diversity and its talented dancers to an audience who hasn’t seen the company perform in almost three decades,” says Kain.

Tickets: £12 – £45

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