Stunningly beautiful, Ballet Austin's Romeo & Juliet features exquisite costumes layered with Prokofiev's majestic score and a set illuminated by an Italianate tapestry of stained-glass colors. A spectacle that speaks to heart, mind, and soul. A timeless and unforgettable tale of young love is given new life in Ballet Austin's original interpretation of this Shakespearian classic. Passion and pathos come alive in Artistic Director Stephen Mills' choreography--sometimes lush, sometimes tender, always explosive.
CHOREOGRAPHY: Stephen Mills | MUSIC: Sergei Prokofiev
Mills' keen understanding of the dramatic and skill in crafting expressive movement combined to articulate the range and depth of emotion we associate with Shakespeare's text.
We could see the frisky flirtatiousness of youth in group dances with an ever-changing roundelay of partners, the dancers' feet repeatedly breaking free of the earth, their bodies hovering proudly in space."
Passion and pathos come alive in Artistic Director Stephen Mills' choreography - sometimes lush, sometimes tender, always explosive.
A spectacle that speaks to heart, mind, and soul."
Director Stephen Mills, whose 'Hamlet' was a highlight of 2000, did it again:
he took a classic ballet and recrafted it into a fresh, clean, contemporary ballet distinguished by elegance, strength and drama. Oh, yes—and it was simply gorgeous."