Ruth Leon recommends… Juliet & Romeo – Royal Swedish BalletRuth Leon recommends
Juliet & Romeo – Royal Swedish Ballet
This is not like any Romeo and Juliet you’ve ever seen before but why would we expect that from the great Swedish choreographer Mats Ek who made this new version for the Royal Swedish Ballet?
Ek, a master in reinterpretation of the great classics into contemporary dance says: “All great stories through time must be taken care of so they remain significant in our time.” He believes that after four hundred years, it’s time to turn the title the other way round and look at the Romeo and Juliet plot from a slightly different angle.
He’s even ditched Prokofiev in favour of an eclectic score of contemporary and classical music by Piotr Illytch Tchaikovsky and Anders Högstedt, which is conducted by Alexander Polianichko.
Whatever you think about it, this is a serious work of art and worthy of our attention.