In celebration of the 400th year since William Shakespeare's death, West Australian Ballet performs two very different versions of beloved tale of the star-crossed lovers.
Romeo and Juliet
With West Australian Symphony Orchestra
When young Romeo Montague tricks his way into the lavish masked ball of the Capulet family, it is love at first sight. But the Capulets are old enemies of the Montagues and the immediate passion between Romeo and the beautiful Juliet Capulet is forbidden. Euphoric with love and forgoing the approval of their families, the young lovers play by their own rules and soon hatch a dangerous plot that ends in heart-breaking tragedy.
This acclaimed international production from Youri Vamos is set in the 1930's and features an evocative set and costumes from the period.
"Only those who move the heart will change the world - this is the goal I am trying to achieve' says Vamos.
Choreography: Youri Vamos
Music: Sergei Prokofiev
Radio & Juliet
What if Juliet chose to live? Set entirely to the music of Radiohead, Juliet wakes next to her Romeo and recalls the events that led her to the tomb. This contemporary take on the classic reinvents Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers in the modern world.
Edward Clug's unique choreographic style and evocative black and white projections present an introspective journey through Juliet's mind... "she is stuck in a moment of unfulfilled love." - Edward Clug.
Choreography: Edward Clug