Romeo + Juliet
About Romeo + Juliet
The esteemed company from British Columbia premiered its new production of "Romeo + Juliet" to rave reviews in 2018, and The Soraya will proudly launch the first U.S. tour of the lauded production. The timeless tale of two star-crossed lovers features new choreography by Medhi Walerski, one of the most innovative dance makers today. It is set to the well-known 1938 score by composer Sergei Prokofiev. Walerski explains the inspiration for his new choreography: “Just what Prokofiev wrote, it’s genius and it’s so profound and it’s so beautiful. It’s some-thing that really reaches your heart and soul, deeply.”
In a first for Ballet BC, the new full-length work delves into a thought-provoking retelling of the classic that resonates today, capturing audiences with its deeply human story and enduring themes of love and family.