Romeo and Juliet in the Maestranza


The days 7, 8, 9 Y 10 of January of 2016 he Teatro de la Maestranza Seville presents Aalto Ballet Essen interpreting Romeo and Juliet, with music of Sergei Prokofiev and choreography Ben Van Cauwenbergh. Yet the Seville Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Johannes Witt y Yannis Pouspourikas.

Romeo and Juliet

Absolute and unconditional love of Romeo and Juliet inspired many composers from Bellini to Gounod, Tchaikovsky and Bernstein but it is certainly the Prokofiev score that is closer to the Shakespeare tragedy.

Prokofiev was looking for something lyrical when he came in mind the best known and tragic Shakespeare couple: Romeo and Juliet. But the transformation of literary milestone year 1596 great ballet threatened to fail, because "living people can dance and dying people do not dance lying". If Romeo just came a little earlier and Juliet found alive, the story could have a happy ending.

Prokofiev was willing to do something to solve the problem and choreographic successfully transformed into ballet in her native country. He decided however remain faithful to the work and found the solution to the deadly end in an overwhelmingly poignant sound universe. The locking of the world literary material and the highly emotional musical expression makes Romeo and Juliet one of the most significant ballets.

Through its themes of tender love dream, vibrant expressions of hostility and dramatic fight scenes, this tragedy of Shakespeare creates love, jealousy, hatred, forgiveness and death in every sense. The interpretation of the artistic director Ben Van Cauwenbergh combines the history of Shakespeare and immediacy of the musical language of Prokofiev neo-classical with its dance vocabulary to create an evening of timeless ballet in which death keeps alive Love.

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