Shakespeare’s enduring love story is knownthe world over. Since its 1965 premierewith The Royal Ballet, Kenneth MacMillan’sRomeo and Juliet has become a modernballet classic.
The choreography capturesthe emotions of the young couple as theyfall in love, despite the barriers that finallybring about the story’s tragic end. Each revival gives opportunities for new dancersto interpret the doomed lovers.
The whole Company brings the colour and action ofRenaissance Verona, where a busy market alltoo quickly bursts into sword fighting, anda family feud leads to tragedy for both theMontagues and Capulets.