Romeo and Juliet is clearly about the personal hatred existing between the two most powerful families in Verona, the Montaigus and the Capulets. It is also, of course, about the tragic fate of two innocent lovers.
Thierry Malandain uses that mythical love story about love and death, while relying on Hector Berlioz’s « Symphonie Dramatique », to lift the gravestone over a dream that was too beautiful.
created on 11th September 2010
at Festival Le Temps d’Aimer in Biarritz
Preview the 26th August 2010 in Festival of Verona
music Hector Berlioz
choreography Thierry Malandain
set and costumes Jorge Gallardo
production manager, lighting design Jean-Claude Asquié
costume production Véronique Murat
coproduced by Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, Teatro Victoria Eugenia de San Sebastián, Opéra de Reims, Malandain Ballet Biarritz
in partnership with Teatro Romano de Vérone, Festival Le Temps d’Aimer la Danse de Biarritz, Théâtre Olympia d’Arcachon
duration of the entire ballet 72’
ballet for 18 dancers