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Shakespeare's tragic tale of star-cross'd lovers is told through breathtaking, glorious dance in Sir Kenneth Macmillan's iconic production of Romeo & Juliet.
Queensland Ballet is honoured to be the first company in Australia to present this celebrated work of 20th century dance.
With dazzling guest stars Tamara Rojo, Carlos Acosta and Steven McRae, also in the cast for selected performances are acclaimed Australian Ballet Principal Artist, Daniel Gaudiello, as Mercutio and former Principal, Steven Heathcote, as Lord Capulet.
MacMillan's Romeo & Juliet
is a magnificent and grand production, but the very human story at its heart is told with extraordinary intimacy. Whether in a lethal marketplace brawl or the blissful balcony pas de deux, the realistic and daring choreography resounds with raw emotional truth.
Celebrating the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's play and the 50th anniversary of the creation of this ballet, Romeo & Juliet
will be a superlative, not-to-be missed, event.Choreography
Sir Kenneth MacMillan Designer
Paul AndrewsLighting Designer
John B Read Birmingham Royal Ballet Head of Scenic Presentation
Doug Nicholson Costume Supervisor
With the Queensland Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Mogrelia Composer
Friday 27 June, 7.30pm Tamara Rojo
Saturday 28 June, 6.30pm Tamara Rojo
Wednesday 2 July, 7.30pm Steven McRae
Thursday 3 July, 7.30pm Carlos Acosta
Friday 4 July, 7.30pm Steven McRae
Saturday 5 July, 7.30pm Carlos Acosta
OPENING NIGHT GALA
Purchase tickets to this special event, which includes pre and post-performance hospitality at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, for $100 per person.
Saturday 5 July, 1.30pm
Patrons at this matinee performance are welcome to watch our dancers take their daily warm-up class on stage.