Masterclass: Romeo & Juliet
Join us in the studio for drinks and nibbles before watching First Soloist Fabian Reimair and new Lead Principal Aaron Robison rehearse extracts from Romeo & Juliet in an informative masterclass led by Lionel Delanoe, a guest teacher from Paris Opera Ballet.
Full of action, humour and drama, Rudolf Nureyev’s award-winning production of Romeo & Juliet was especially created for us in 1977 to celebrate the Queen’s Silver Jubilee. The Company has since performed it worldwide to critical acclaim.
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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.
To mark the 40th anniversary of its creation, we’re presenting Rudolf Nureyev’s Romeo & Juliet on 1 – 5 August at Southbank Centre. Created especially for English National Ballet in 1977, this blazing ballet retells Shakespeare’s heartbreaking tale of two star-crossed lovers with Nureyev’s inventive and passionate choreography. Find out more behind the story’s history and this “deeply romantic” (The Daily Express) version: