Ballet BC

Romeo + Juliet

Choreography
Medhi Walerski
Composed by
Sergei Prokofiev
Duration
TBA
Venue
Royal Theatre (805 Broughton Street at Blanshard)

Performance Dates

Fri. Mar. 13 • 730pm

Sat. Mar. 14 • 730pm

A first for Ballet BC’s repertoire, Shakespeare’s classic Romeo + Juliet has inspired many artists with its tragic tale of “star-crossed lovers.” Compelling in its timelessness, the work captures audiences with its deeply human story and enduring themes of love, fate and family. Reflecting on the divisions that persist in today’s world, Ballet BC offers a fresh and thought provoking retelling of the classic set to Sergei Prokofiev’s original score, that profoundly resonates today.

Romeo + Juliet is commissioned in part by Dance Victoria through the Chrystal Dance Fund.

“The final images — their ability to create unforgettable sequences and tableaux through the simplest means — reveal Mr. Walerski at his most visionary.” GLOBE AND MAIL

Season sponsor: Derma Spa

Extras

Pre-show Chat

Romeo + Juliet by Ballet BC. Dancers: Emily Chessa, Brandon Alley. Photo: Cindi Wicklund

Join us before the show for a lobby conversation with a member of the visiting dance company. Our popular pre-show chats begin about 45 minutes prior to curtain and are free to all ticket holders.