Julia & Romeo, from the Royal Sweedish Ballet.
Tuesday, May 13 at 7:15 pm
Wednesday, May 14 at 3:30 pm.
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$14 Adults, $12 Seniors and Children
Advanced tickets available at the Sutton Cinemas Box Office
From the Royal Swedish Ballet, comes a new interpretation of Shakespeare’s tragedy, Julia & Romeo, captured live at the Royal Swedish Opera House and broadcast in stunning HD at Sutton Cinemas this May. Choreographed by Mats Ek, one of Sweden’s leading choreographers, the ballet reveals the truth of the ballet from a different angle, takes the dancers out of their pointe shoes, and sets the story in a bleak, urban landscape. Julia & Romeo will show at Sutton Cinemas Tuesday, May 13 at 7:15 pm and Wednesday, May 14 at 3:30 pm.
In his first narrative ballet since 1997, renowned choreographer Mats Ek explores Shakespeare’s four hundred year old tragedy of star-crossed lovers. In reversing the title, Ek hoped to reveal the truth of the play from a different angle, focusing on the fated love of Julia for her Romeo. Using the music of Tchaikovsky, rather than the traditional Prokofiev, Ek’s ballet is a return to the story’s source, an exploration of the conflict of unprotected love versus established violence.
A master of reinterpreting the great classics into contemporary dance, Mats Ek says, “All great stories through time must be taken care of so they remain significant in our time.” As artistic director of the Cullberg Ballet, Ek showed his interest in reinterpreting the classical repertory with Giselle (1982) and The Rite of Spring (1984). This important strand of his choreographic exploration has continued with his own particular slants on the familiar presented in Swan Lake (1987), Carmen (1992) and The Sleeping Beauty (for the Hamburg Ballet, 1996). Julia and Romeo is Ek’s first major full-length work since The Sleeping Beauty, and has been met with rave reviews in Sweden. It is a romantic story set in a brutal environment – love clashes against power as generations struggle to achieve peace.