47 York Place, Dunedin
P: 0800 00 66 66
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Date from: Wednesday, 13 September
Date to: Friday, 14 July
Location: The Regent Theatre
A sunlit piazza, the candlelit corner of a noble ballroom, a moonlit balcony… when young lovers meet, the world is stilled… then changed forever.
Artistic Director and choreographer Francesco Ventriglia creates a new version of the world’s greatest love story, especially for the Royal New Zealand Ballet: the company’s first new production of Romeo and Julietsince 2003. Inspired by Franco Zeffirelli’s classic 1968 film, Prokofiev’s instantly recognisable score will be performed live by the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra. This will be a hot-blooded, passionate re-telling of Shakespeare’s play that is sure to resonate with lovers of dance, drama and pure romance.
Oscar-winning designer James Acheson (The Last Emperor, Dangerous Liaisons, Restoration) will bring Renaissance Verona to life in all its vitality and splendour, from the blazing battles of the Capulets and Montagues to the lovers’ heart-breaking youth and beauty.
Warm Up, Curtain Up!