Mats Ek: Juliet & Romeo

Mats Ek: Juliet & Romeo

Hamburg Ballet

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This is Shakespeare’s classic as you’ve never seen it before. Choreographer Mats Ek has taken on the story of Romeo and Juliet and turned it into something new, insightful and unexpected.

Instead of the traditional Prokofiev score, Mats Ek opted for passages from Thchaikovsky’s music, creating a custom score. The music emphasizes the story revealing a tale that goes deeper than just romance.

The mobile set (by Magdalena Åberg) creates a mysterious Verona. Royal Swedish Ballet dancers Mariko Kida (Juliet) and Anthony Lomuljo (Romeo) perform beautiful and tender choreography which stands out from supporting characters like the mocking and reckless Mercutio (Jérôme Marchand) and the almost psychotic Tybalt (Dawid Kupinski). This is not Romeo and Juliet, this is Mats Ek’s Julia and Romeo.

Cast & Crew

(Director), (Choreographer), (Composer), (Composer), (Conductor), Mariko Kida (Juliet), Anthony Lomulgo (Romeo)

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