ROMEO & JULIET
Young Lovers out of control. Jill Eathorne Bahr’s acclaimed interpretation ofShakespeare’s most revered romantic tragedy brings weighty dramatic roles andimpassioned classical dancing to this intensely theatrical experience.Utilizing the famous Prokoviev score, the most dynamic ballet score of the 20thcentury, Romeo and Juliet reminds its audiences of love as only youth knows it –consuming, reckless and world forgetting. Bahr returned to Shakespeare for characterand story development. Realizing that dance and acting do not share the samepotentials for expression she nonetheless hoped to develop a greater emotional connectionbetween the characters.Bahr has sought to define the dynamics in the Capulet household. She has highlightedthe relationship between Lady Capulet and Tybalt (If there is to be such a dramaover Tybalt’s death then Lady Capulet’s feelings toward him must be evident beforehand.Lord Capulet is older then she, more flamboyant, and less driven in his angerthan Tybalt. Juliet has obvious emotional growth from youth to womanhood. Bahralso set up a warm relationship between Lord Capulet and Juliet so that his outrage atJuliet’s defiance later in the story is strengthened. When Juliet is found dead, it is LordCapulet who feels the grief the most.Resident Choreographer Jill Eathorne Bahr comments: More than any other ballet, I loveRomeo and Juliet. Ballerina’s crave to show that naked emotion and the men the passion of thefights.. and the tenderness of the love.. THE touchstone of a good ballet company is whether it hasa good Romeo & Juliet . Both Juliet and Romeo have to be ready to go for broke.