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Romeo And Juliet


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Moscow Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet – the Grand Ball 

Moscow Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet

In 2011 Moscow Ballet premieres this classic love story with all new choreography and set to Prokoviev’s incomparable score, to audiences across the U.S. and Canada. Moscow Ballet principal dancers Alexandra Elagina and Anatolie Ustimov have been praised by the press: “(Elagina) ….seems brimful with feeling” NY Times; “Elagina and Ustimov…partnered beautifully” Cleveland Plain Dealer; “When performed by masters like these, ballet seems effortless, elegant, and easy” Twin Cities Daily Planet. They portray the quintessential lovers with youthful charm, emotional depth and masterful technique. Ballet Master Andre Litvinov staged the new production drawing from his experiences dancing for classicist Yuri Grigorovich and modernist Radu Poklitaru.

The Ballet begins with feuding between the Capulets and the Montagues. Romeo Montague crashes a party at the Capulet house where he meets Juliet Capulet and falls instantly in love with her. On the balcony at night’s end, the two proclaim their eternal love. Hoping to put an end to the family feud, Friar Lawrence secretly marries the couple. Later, Juliet’s cousin Tybalt kills Romeo’s friend Mercutio in a fight. A distraught Romeo kills Tybalt in a fit of revenge, and is sent into exile. Juliet turns to Friar Lawrence for help and he devises a plan: Juliet is to drink a sleeping potion to make her appear dead. When she is buried in the family tomb, Friar Lawrence will tell Romeo the truth and he will rescue her. The news of Juliet’s death reaches Romeo, but not Friar Lawrence’ message. Believing Juliet dead, Romeo goes to her, drinks a poison and dies. When Juliet awakens, she sees her love dead and kills herself.

Moscow Ballet Romeo & Juliet - Elagina and Ustimov high lift


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