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Arts Calendar / December 18 / Ballet
19:00 Romeo and Juliet
Ballet by Alexei Ratmansky in three acts to music by Sergei Prokofiev. 185 min (with two intervals). Libretto by Adrian Piotrovsky, Sergei Radlov, Sergei Prokofiev after the tragedy of the same name by William Shakespeare. Choreographer: Alexei Ratmansky. Set and Costume Designer: Richard Hudson. Lighting Designer: Jennifer Tipton. The star-crossed lovers’ tragic fate inspired Prokofiev a remarkable cinematic score, from the delicate theme of Juliet to the ominous Dance of the Knights. Bolshoi stars Ekaterina Krysanova and Vladislav Lantratov wholly embody the two eternal lovers in Alexei Ratmansky’s stunning evocation of love at first sight. The world premiere of this version of the ballet took place in Toronto on November 16, 2011. The production was commissioned be the National Ballet of Canada. In spite of each of their families being merciless enemies, Romeo and Juliet are deeply in love. The rivalry between the Capulets and the Montagues will cost Mercutio’s life, causing Romeo a desire of vengeance for the loss of his friend…
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