Krzysztof Pastor?s stage production of Romeo and Juliet is constantly gaining more viewers. This season, the ballet will be staged more than a few times in Vilnius, Chicago and New York. But before that, the Polish National Ballet will perform it in the Hague.
The original modern stage production of the famous Sergei Prokofiev?s ballet was created by Krzysztof Pastor in 2008 for the Scottish Ballet in Glasgow. It premiered during the Edinburgh International Festival. Six years later, it became a part of the Polish National Ballet?s and the acclaimed Chicago Joffrey Ballet?s repertoire. In October this year, the ballet will be performed in Vilnius by the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre. In the autumn, Joeffrey Ballet is also taking it up once again in preparation for seven spring performances in the David H. Koch Theater, part of the Lincoln Center.
In the meantime, the Polish National Ballet dancers have already reached the Hague following an invitation of the head of the seaside Zuiderstrandtheater, where Nederlands Dans Theater and the Hague Philharmonic are presently seated. Our performers are going to present Romeo and Juliet twice, on 16 and 17 September. The famous Shakespearean couple will be played in turns by Yuka Ebihara and Vladimir Yaroshenko, or Dagmara Dryl and Maksim Woitiul. They will be accompanied by, among others, Ana Kiphidze, May Kageyama, Emilia Stachurska, Paweł Koncewoj, Robin Kent, Carlos Martín Pérez, Shunsuke Mizui, Kristóf Szabó, Wojciech Ślęzak and Patryk Walczak.