Atlanta Ballet’s “Romeo and Juliet” comes to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, February 6-14, 2015.
The Story. The Magic. The Romance. Named an Atlanta Ballet “tour de force” by ArtsATL, Jean-Christophe Maillot’s ethereal production of “Roméo et Juliette” is back by popular demand for the 14-15 Season.
A new and fresh take on the familiar Shakespearean masterpiece, “Roméo et Juliette” embodies the titillating power of young, forbidden love.
Atlanta Ballet will perform the production for a seven-show, two-weekend run, February 6-14 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre – just in time for Valentine’s Day.
As I mentioned, this is Jean-Christophe Maillot’s production of “ Roméo et Juliette. Maillot, who is also resident choreographer at Les Ballet de Monte-Carlo, premiered the work with the French company in 1999. It has since been performed in the U.S. by Pacific Northwest Ballet and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre to critical acclaim.
Ballet-Dance Magazine described it as “quirky, artistically innovative, intelligent, intellectually and visually stimulating, endlessly interesting.”
The Seattle Times said “It’s a remarkable work…like no ‘Romeo and Juliet’ ballet you’ve seen before: It’s intricate,
often achingly beautiful, and never simply pretty.” Atlanta Ballet presented the Southeastern premiere in February 2014. The emotional, cinematic work was described by ArtsATL as “smart, beautiful, and epic,” and the Backstage
Beat deemed it “spectacular.” ‘Romeo et Juliette’ is a triumph for Atlanta Ballet,” said Atlanta arts writer Cynthia Bond Perry.
There will be seven performances and this is your chance to see it.
WHERE: Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre – 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339
WHEN: February 6–14, 2014 (7 Performances – including Valentine’s Day Weekend)
TICKETS: Tickets start as low as $20 and are on sale now. To purchase tickets, visit www.atlantaballet.com
or call 404-892-3303. For groups of ten or more, call Atlanta Ballet Group Sales at 404-873-5811, ext. 207.