Performance for schools

Romeo & Juliet

For upper primary & secondary

Romeo & Juliet

Set in the Pop Art culture of the 1980’s.

The Montagues and Capulets are two feuding families whose children Romeo and Juliet fall in forbidden love. They marry in secret and when Juliet learns she is pledged to marry of her father’s choice, a fight breaks out and leads to the death of a Capulet for which Romeo is banished. In a desperate attempt to be reunited with Romeo, Juliet fakes her own death. She sends news of this to Romeo but he never receives it. Believing Juliet is dead, Romeo takes his own life and Juliet upon awakening takes hers. In suffering, peace is made between the two families and they realise that love should conquer all.

This 30-minute modern retelling explores themes such as fate, choice, love, prejudice and family, with 4 professional dancers and bright Pop Art inspired costumes and set. This performance is best suited for upper primary and secondary audiences.

  • Credits

    Choreography Paul Knobloch

    Music Sergei Prokofiev

    Costume Design Christie Milton

    Set Design Kat Chan

  • Bookings

    $800 + GST

    This price includes a two-hour workshop for secondary students (30 students per workshop) plus a performance of Romeo & Juliet.

    Please note: travel and accommodation are additional outside of metro Melbourne.

    Contact learning@australianballet.com.au or call 03 9669 2525 to book.

     

    This performance is also offered as part of our funded STEAMDANCE program, which is aimed at increasing access to ballet and the arts, and providing opportunities to spend time with professional artists. We prioritise schools in low socio-economic areas and those that are disadvantaged socially, financially and geographically. If you believe your schools or group fits the criteria, please contact us at learning@australianballet.com.au to discuss.