With its passionate choreography, spine-tingling swordsmanship and celebrated score by Sergei Prokofiev, this colourful and emotional re-telling of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet has packed houses around the world. Helgi Tomasson’s bravura interpretation of the Bard’s greatest tragedy “lifts Shakespeare’s complex and familiar language off the gilded pages and translates it into lucid classical choreography that is visceral, fresh, and ultimately sublime.” (Huffington Post)
San Francisco Ballet‘s production of Romeo & Juliet for Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance is made possible by Production Sponsor First Republic Bank. Original production of Helgi Tomasson’s Romeo & Juliet was made possible by the E. L. Wiegand Foundation.
Filmed on 5 and 7 May 2015 at the War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco
For the Lincoln Center At The Movies: Great American Dance Series
Running time: 137 minutes
BBFC Certificate: PG
Photo Credit: Maria Kochetkova in Tomasson’s Romeo & Juliet (©Erik Tomasson)