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Ballett av Mats Ek Julia & Romeo Royal Swedish Ballet7/6/2013 . What a Great Evening!!

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#1 Tigerlily


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Posted 08 June 2013 - 02:42 AM

One of the best nights at the Swedish Ballet . Mats Ek Romeo and Julia. fantastic production, fantastic
dancers, what a show.
Standing ovation and a great evening. Jerome Marchand, Mercutio WOW!! Amazing.

#2 Alexandra


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Posted 08 June 2013 - 05:31 AM

Thanks for that, Tigerlily -- and welcome! Many posters here may not be familiar with Eks' "Romeo and Juliet" (including me!) Could you tell us a little bit about it? What's different about it, what makes it so fantastic?

#3 Tigerlily


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Posted 08 June 2013 - 07:46 AM

This is a new and very different Romeo and Julia. Set in a city in crisis, all gray and black. The sets are minimal, movable walls, in fact
the dancers move the walls, it is very effective. The costumes are renaissance in style with a modern twist.
The ballet is in two acts very of this time. But it was the quality and power of the dancing that made the evening so unforgettable.
I cannot remember a more enjoyable evening at the ballet, it was so good to see so many happy faces leaving a theatre.
This was a World premiere of Mats Ek Work.

#4 Pamela Moberg

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 03:53 PM

Yes, Alexandra, it is a very different Romeo and Juliet - in fact it is a Juliet and Romeo! I have a recent article about it here somewhere. Promise to dig it out so I can expand. If mem. serves it was something about the empowering of women and that Juliet is not a victim, but rather Romeo is. Will not babble any more now, must find that review! 

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 04:09 PM

Does that mean it's not all Mom Capulet's fault?

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