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Matthew Bourne's "Romeo and Juliet"

Matthew Bourne's "Romeo and Juliet"

September 4th, 2019

Last night I saw Matthew Bourne's 'Romeo & Juliet', interestingly set in a mental institution, & more purely in the contemporary dance mode than in some of his works that give a place to ballet. He's replaced the theme of feuding families with a 'them & us' situation where society shuts up some of its members in an institution. I was rather tickled that Friar Laurence turns up as Rev. Bernadette Laurence! In each of the venues, 6 dancers are drawn from the surrounding region in order to foster a supply of new young talent. It was dynamically danced, but there was a shift in focus: there was not much stuffing to the relationship between R & J - it was more a portrait of an oppressive institution, with possibly Tybalt (the guard) as its star. The audience response was enthusiastic.

Anne Sanderson

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Many thanks to Anne Sanderson and her kindness in keeping us informed!

For more information (including a video), visit:

https://new-adventures.net/romeo-juliet

Première of "Prima" - a portrait of Liudmila Konovalova, principal (Vienna State Ballet): A Film by Alisa Aslanova

Première of "Prima" - a portrait of Liudmila Konovalova, principal (Vienna State Ballet): A Film by Alisa Aslanova

Smoke gets in your eyes... Fred & Ginger (RKO 1935)

Smoke gets in your eyes... Fred & Ginger (RKO 1935)