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 captures the emotions of the young couple as theyfall in love, despite the barriers that finally bring about the story’s tragic end. Each revival gives opportunities for new dancers to interpret the doomed lovers.
The whole Company brings the colour and action of Renaissance Verona, where a busy market all too quickly bursts into sword fighting, anda family feud leads to tragedy for both the Montagues and Capulets.