Royal Opera House: Ballet Encore: Romeo & Juliet

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SHAKESPEARES STAR-CROSSED LOVERS ENCOUNTER PASSION AND TRAGEDY IN KENNETH MACMILLANS 20TH-CENTURY BALLET MASTERPIECE.Shakespeares enduring love story is known the world over. Since its 1965 premiere with The Royal Ballet, Kenneth MacMillans Romeo and Juliet has become a modern ballet classic. The choreography captures the emotions of the young couple as they fall in love, despite the barriers that finally bring about the storys 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, and a family feud leads to tragedy for both the Montagues and Capulets.Documentary: dancers of The Royal Ballet as they rehearse Kenneth MacMillan Shakespearean ballet. Find out more at

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