ONE of William Shakespeare’s most iconic plays will be brought to life on the Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre stage when The Russian National Ballet Theatre performs next month.
The famous tale of Romeo and Juliet will be performed by a company of 30 dancers in Mount Gambier on October 11.
As one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays, Romeo and Juliet is one of his most frequently performed productions.
The story has not only inspired ballet’s greatest choreographers, it has also been the basis for a number of popular musicals and theatre works.
Filled with love, vengeance and hate, the famous play will come to life through dance choreographed by Evgeny Amosov.
The seamless choreography complements the romantic pas de deux, taut fight scenes and festive street dances featuring in the performance.
The Russian National Ballet Theatre’s interpretation is expected to bring audiences into an antiquity tradition of the tragic romance story.
Having tricked his way into the luxuriant masked ball of the Capulet family, Romeo casts his eyes around the room and falls madly in love.
The Capulets are age old enemies of the Montagues and the immediate desire between Romeo and the beautiful Juliet Capulet is forbidden.
Enraptured with love and sacrificing the approval of their families, the young lovers throw caution to the wind and play a dangerous game of deception that ends in heart-breaking tragedy.
Shakespeare once said “for never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo”.