Preview: John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet by the Stuttgart Ballet
World renowned, Olivier-Award winning German ballet company the Stuttgart Ballet returns to the Esplanade this October with their beloved adaptation of Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy. Considered one of most definitive classical dance versions of the play, prepare yourselves for an unforgettable burst of inspired choreography in John Cranko’s iconic treatment of Romeo and Juliet.
Following the tale of two teenaged, star-crossed lovers, this version of Romeo and Juliet first premiered in 1962 to critical acclaim, utilizing founder John Cranko’s unique gift for telling stories through movement alone and with powerful, breathtaking “Stuttgart lifts” and one of the most famous Balcony pas de deuxs in the ballet canon that have since become one of the company’s signature moves. Romeo and Juliet set a high bar as a standard of ballet, and is now considered a timeless masterpiece, epitomizing pure beauty and the power of love and performed by countless ballet companies worldwide.
Romeo and Juliet is set to Sergei Prokofiev’s poignant and heart-rending score, and will be accompanied by the Singapore Lyric Opera Orchestra during this run. In addition, besides the technical and choreographic mastery, audiences can also expect huge, colourful set pieces and bright, lavish costumes designed by Jürgen Rose.
Romeo and Juliet is a chance to catch one of the absolute best dance versions of the play, and will no doubt fill you with love before crying your eyes out at this incredible, breathtaking production. Don’t miss out on your chance to be a part of it this October.
Romeo and Juliet plays at the Esplanade Theatre from 12th – 14th October. Tickets available from the Esplanade