Lyric Theatre, QPAC Brisbane

www.qpac.com.au

June 27 to July 5

 

This week’s stage staff pick takes us to Queensland for the Queensland Ballet’s production of Romeo and Juliet. The production melds ballet with one of the greatest (although straight) love stories of all time. QPAC has become one of our favourite venues for the ballet.

From the website …

Shakespeare’s tragic tale of star-cross’d lovers is told through breathtaking, glorious dance in Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s iconic production of Romeo & Juliet.

Queensland Ballet is honoured to be the first company in Australia to present this celebrated work of 20th century dance.

MacMillan’s Romeo & Juliet is a magnificent and grand production, but the very human story at its heart is told with extraordinary intimacy. Whether in a lethal marketplace brawl or the blissful balcony pas de deux, the realistic and daring choreography resounds with raw emotional truth.

Celebrating the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s play and the 50th anniversary of the creation of this ballet, Romeo & Juliet will be a superlative, not-to-be missed, event.

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