Direct from one of the most prestigious ballet companies in the world, Ballet de l’Opéra national de Paris, comes the legend of the martyred lovers of Verona as immortalised by Shakespeare. Romeo et Juliette is screening at Riverside Theatres on Saturday, 16 and Sunday, 17 June.
One of the key figures of contemporary dance, Sasha Waltz, revisits this classic tale to Berlioz's dramatic symphony, combining music, song and dance. Her choreographer evokes all the emotion inherent in this tragic love story.
Choreography and direction: Sasha Waltz (Opera national de Paris, 2007) Music: Hector Berlioz Set design: Pia Maier-Schriever, Thomas Schenk and Sasha Waltz Costumes: Bernd Skodzig Lighting: David Finn With Etoiles, Premiers Danseurs and Corps de Ballet With Paris Opera Orchestra, conducted by Vello Pähn. Symphonie Dramatique, Op. 17 (1839) Text by Emile Deschamps after William Shakespeare Note: This is a screen event captured live in high definition direct from Ballet de l’Opéra National de Paris Romeo et Juliette Riverside Theatres, cnr Church & Market Streets Parramatta Dates and Times: SaturdayJune 16 & Sunday June 17 at 1pm Ticket Prices: Adults $27; Australian Pensioner $23, Australian Senior $23, Child U16 $15* Bookings: Riverside Box Office on (02) 8839 3399 or www.riversideparramatta.com.au *Transaction fees apply