With Romeo and Juliet, Ballet Jörgen and Symphony Nova Scotia bring the story of Shakespeare’s immortal, star-crossed lovers marvellously to life through dance and music. Joy, sorrow and passion are expressed in movement, subtle as the disdainful pointing of a finger and grand as a joyful pirouette. This show is a sensual delight, from the sumptuous costumes to Prokofiev’s powerfully evocative score. Saniya Abilmajineva’s portrayal of Juliet is pure delight. Her transformation from an innocent and mischievous girl to a young woman impassioned and emboldened by her first love is a marvel to watch. Hiroto Saito as Romeo beautifully portrays his own transformation from careless youth through mooning lover to burdened young man. Daniel Da Silva is a standout as the terminally playful Mercutio, as is Hannah Mae Cruddas as the forbidding and imperious Lady Capulet. Such a magical evening!
April 17 at 8pm at The Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
Tickets are now on sale at the Box Office, Dalhousie Arts Centre. You can purchase online (www.artscentre.dal.ca), in person or by calling (902) 494-3820. There are discounts for students and seniors and groups of ten or more.