Romeo’s dance with death

Whitsunday Times - - CHILL. -

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.

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