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Saturday, April 21st, 2018
Love at first dance! Forbidden passion, dangerous secrets and star-crossed fate collide in this exhilarating ballet classic. In the most famous love story ever told, romance blooms in the moonlight as a deadly feud roils, leaving two young lovers at the mercy of powerful families and their own hearts. From the balcony scenes ecstatic pas de deux, exploring love in all its soaring wonder, to the lovers heart-breaking ends, Romeo and Juliet is dance at its most poignant and beautiful. Its a feast for the eyes and the ears: lavish costumes and elegant sets summon a Renaissance court as these world-renowned dancers tell Shakespeares tale in the great Sir Kenneth MacMillans beautiful choreography; and the full Va Symphony Orchestra performs the unforgettable Prokofiev score live. For Virginia Arts Festival fans who saw this stunning companys productions of Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, and Coppélia, this spectacular production of Romeo and Juliet belongs on your ballet bucket list!