Royal Opera House: Romeo and Juliet

U.K., 205m, DCP

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Screened March 8, 2022

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Since its 1965 premiere with The Royal Ballet, choreographer Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet has become a great modern ballet classic of the world repertory. The nuanced and detailed choreography gives dancers in the lead roles (Marcelino Sambé, Anna-Rose O’Sullivan) a wealth of opportunity for differing interpretations of the doomed lovers. Evocative designs by Nicholas Georgiadis bring the color 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 the Capulets. Prokofiev’s ravishing score sweeps this dramatic ballet towards its inevitable, emotional end.