LADP PERFORMS: ROMEO + JULIET SUITE

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
9390 N Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Friday, October 11 2024 | 7:30pm
Saturday, October 12 2024 | 2:00pm
Saturday, October 12 2024 | 7:30pm

Choreographer Benjamin Millepied navigates cinema, dance, and theatre to reinterpret Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers as young adults in an urban environment, where social norms prevent them from living out their love story in this contemporary vision of Prokofiev’s masterpiece, Romeo & Juliet.

On stage and off, the plot unfolds using a unique projection system. Tableaux are broadcast in real-time from unexpected places inside the theatre and backstage. The dancers, filmed live, transition seamlessly from stage to screen.

Each performance features a different cast, showcasing diverse couples – male/female, male/male, female/female – making this version of Romeo & Juliet a universal celebration of love. Benjamin Millepied presents the mythical tale through a modern and original prism, further enhanced by Prokofiev’s music.

LADP PERFORMS: ROMEO + JULIET SUITE