‘Romeo and Juliet’ – Ballet & Breakdance is a unique show combining ballet, raw dance, magic and acrobatics by the Norwegian National Ballet 2 and Kingwings Crew.
In this performance, breakers and ballet dancers perform across from each other as the rival Montague and Capulet families. Against a backdrop of lasers, smoke and video effects, the dancers demonstrate the explosive power inherent in both breaking and ballet.
The story of Romeo and Juliet is well known: they love each other, but they belong to feuding families. So they have to give free rein to their passion in secret, hiding away from the loathing Montagues and the hateful Capulets.
With the connivance of Friar Laurence, who hopes he can reconcile both families, the young lovers get married. But when Theobald, cousin of Juliet, challenges Romeo to a duel, tragedy can only follow its course…
CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM:
Venue: Teatros del Canal, Sala Roja
Choreography and costume design: Patrick King
Music: Sergei Prokofiev
Lighting design: Paul Vidar Sævarang
Ensembles: Norwegian National Ballet 2, Kingwings Crew