A girl and a. In love. Why does everyone think that their love is wrong?
A romantic story in a brutal environment. A clash of people and power. A struggle between generations. Love, hate and jealousy. Who can win?
Romeo and Juliet is Juliet & Romeo when world renowned choreographer Mats Ek presents his full-length ballet to Tchaikovsky's music. The performance premiered at the Royal Opera on 24 May 2013.
Why Juliet & Romeo? - It's time to turn things around, says Mats Ek. Also, one of Shakespeare's originals was in fact named Juliet and Romeo. So you might say that we return to the story's source. We also signal that we will use the music of Tchaikovsky, not Prokofiev's. But the drama's bearing conflict with the young unprotected love versus the established violence, is still there - a tragedy in which love triumphs by going under.
Juliet and Romeo is Mats Ek's first major full-length works since sleeping beauty that was made ??for the Hamburg Ballet in 1997.
Mats Ek has made ??several new interpretations of classic ballets such as Swan Lake. For many years, he has been one of the most important names in the international dance world. The Royal Ballet has performed several of his short dance works, like Rättika to Brahms Violin Concerto.