132 min (including one intermission)
Royal Theatre (805 Broughton Street at Blanshard)
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.
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