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Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo

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Venue: Segerstrom Hall Tickets start at $29.00


Romeo and Juliet
Choreography: Jean-Christophe Maillot
Based on the play by: William Shakespeare
Music: Sergueï Prokofiev

“poignant…exquisite…intense and immaculately theatrical” - Detroit News

“an eloquent deconstruction of Shakespeare and Prokofiev” - NY post

The always-dazzling Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo makes its long-awaited return to the Center with Romeo and Juliet. Considered by many to be THE iconic ballet of renowned choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot, Romeo and Juliet has been performed more than 250 times around the world, usually greeted with rousing standing ovations, and has been added to the repertoire of seven major dance companies.

Knowing audiences arrive with a certain knowledge of Shakespeare’s story freed Maillot to create an original perspective told through a series of flashbacks. Stripping away the flowery balconies into a streamlined stage design that speaks to the heart, the only accessories required by the choreographer are own emotional responses and the memory of our first loves.

Romeo and Juliet is a ballet that harmoniously unites classical ballet and contemporary dance to create a truly cinematic style of modern theater. With the quality, youthful energy, and elegance that characterizes this distinguished company, this remarkable version is one of the most beautiful ballets adapted from Shakespeare's masterpiece to be seen today.

Audience Advisory:

Ticket holders aged 15 and older to must provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 to attend. Ticket holders without proof of vaccination can present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR taken within 48 hours or antigen taken within 24 hours) of the performance. Ticket holders over the age of 18 must also bring photo ID. Masks are not required but are strongly recommended for all.

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