ROMEO AND JULIET - THE BALLET
Get swept up in the passion and heartbreak as Northern Ballet brings Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Les Ballets
de Monte Carlo’s production of Romeo and Juliet to the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford from 11 – 15 October.
A treasured classic reimagined, this is a timeless ballet for a modern audience.
Set to Prokofiev’s unforgettable score, played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia, Jean-Christophe Maillot’s
Romeo and Juliet is a modern interpretation of a classical ballet, capturing the raw sensuality and the very
essence of the story as Romeo and Juliet embark on their impulsive love affair. As the lovers are caught in
the throes of ecstatic joy and crushing heartbreak, this production will see Northern Ballet’s dancers at their
dramatic best, bringing the intensity and extreme emotions of this classic tale to the stage.
Romeo and Juliet is Northern Ballet’s first collaboration with acclaimed choreographer Maillot, who recently
created a new version of The Taming of the Shrew for the Bolshoï Ballet. The UK Première took place at the
Edinburgh Festival Theatre in February 2015, and was the first time that this version of Romeo and Juliet
was performed in the UK.
Jean-Christophe Maillot said: ‘In this adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, my primary objective is to
sincerely portray the powerful emotions to the audience so that they share in the passionate love of
the young couple and take a journey with them.’
Northern Ballet’s Artistic Director, David Nixon OBE, said: ‘Jean-Christophe Maillot’s adaptation
of Romeo and Juliet is an inspired contemporary response to the classic play and our talented
dancers are ideally suited to interpret his wonderful language. This is a new production for our
audiences to experience and reflect upon and I am delighted that we were the first British company
to present Jean-Christophe Maillot’s work.’