Romeo’s dance with death
JOIN the Melbourne City Ballet as it brings the classical ballet version of William Shakespeare’s most popular work, Romeo and Juliet, to life at the Proserpine Entertainment Centre this Saturday.
Featuring principal artists Yuiko Masukawa and Brendan Bradshaw, Romeo and Juliet is Melbourne City Ballet’s most raw production and an event sure to make an impression.
The ballet tells the story of two young lovers who were born into rival families, the Montagues and Capulets, in Verona, Italy.
When young Romeo and his entourage sneak into the Capulet Ball, he and Juliet have a chance encounter that leads to the purest of love.
But Juliet is betrothed to Paris, a young prince of Verona, by her family’s wishes.
The young couple keep their relationship hidden, secretly marrying in hope of finding a future together.
The pair’s fortune does not last long, with the death of Romeo’s best friend Mercutio leading him to murder Juliet’s cousin Tybalt in an angry rage.
Eventually a tragic series of events see the young couple make the ultimate sacrifice for the sake of love.
Choreographed by artistic director Michael Pappalardo, William Shakespeare’s classic story about the meeting of two young lovers, leading to betrayal, revenge and tragedy, is not to be missed.
DANCE: Melbourne City Ballet will perform Romeo and Juliet at the Proserpine Entertainment Centre next Saturday.