Dance Insights: Romeo & Juliet
Dance Insights provides a unique opportunity for all the family to delve deeper into this timeless love story of Romeo & Juliet. Discover how Nureyev has shaped and crafted the ballet, and how the Costume Department have brought Shakespeare’s tragic characters to life. Discover Prokofiev’s celebrated score with members of English National Ballet Philharmonic, followed by the exclusive opportunity to watch Company dancers in their daily ballet class.
Suitable for children aged 7 years and over with an accompanying adult.
Rudolf Nureyev’s inventive and passionate version of Romeo & Juliet opened at the Bristol Hippodrome last night and continues until Saturday. We sat down with Bristol-native and Artist of the Company Connie Vowles to talk about what it’s like returning to her hometown this week to perform Shakespeare’s heartbreaking tale.
Arguably one of the world’s greatest love stories ever told, Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet has inspired many composers and choreographers. English National Ballet boasts of having two different productions in its current repertoire: Derek Deane’s in-the-round version, which we have performed at the Royal Albert Hall, and Rudolf Nureyev’s, which was created especially for us in 1977 for the Queen's Silver Jubilee.