What ismore beautiful than falling in love for the first time? Shakespeare’stimeless tragedy is given a beautiful and thought-provoking telling in this exquisite masterpiece of dance and drama. Set to Prokofiev’s gorgeous score, against a sumptuous setting in 16th century Verona, the magnificence and grandeur of Rudi van Dantzig’s full-length production captivates with its riveting sword fights, compelling drama, and breathtaking classical choreography. Despite its tragic end, audiences will be swept away as they witness the unfolding of an unforgettable romance and an immortal tale between Juliet and her Romeo.
“Rudivan Dantzig was an artist of the rarest caliber. Though no longer with us, he left behind a great legacy of works including this stunning production of Romeo + Juliet.” says Andre Lewis, Artistic Director. Dantzig’sproduction will transport audiences to 16th century Verona with its opulent costumes and beautifully crafted set pieces reminiscent of urbane Renaissance Italy. The visually spectacular production has become one of the crown jewels of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s repertoire and an audience favourite in the company’s hometown.