Juliet and Romeo



Created for the dance company MaggioDanza in 2005 on the occasion of the 68th Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Festival, Juliet and Romeo is   Giorgio Mancini’s first narrative ballet. The choreographer deliberately reversed the Shakespearean title due to the predominant role of Juliet in the tragedy. The ballet evolves from the classical to a more contemporary language as it traces the emotional and tragic crescendo of Juliet.  

To lend the ballet a more sustained rhythm, Giorgio Mancini made cuts in Prokofiev’s original score and entrusted the writer Paola Calvetti with adapting the drama with the request to concentrate on the key moments in the original work. Mancini’s work consists of just one act and 11 scenes, without an interlude.  

The video images of Luca Scarzella highlight the emotions interpreted by the choreography. The minimalist stage set consists of three mobile PVC cubes on which the set drawings are projected without any scenic structure.  

The drawings by Paolo Fiumi represent simply and effectively the locations of the action and adapt the space in line with the demands of the choreographer and dramatist.  

The elegant, light and very contemporary costumes are designed by Cesare Fabri.  

The magnificent lighting is the work of François Saint-Cyr. A lighting that gives added strength to the choreographic creation.

  • Creation Date: 2005
  • Creation Place: La Pergola Theater - Florence
  • Choreographer: Giorgio Mancini
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Music: S. Prokoviev
  • Music Setup: Stefano Luca
  • Costumes: Cesare Fabri
  • Setting: Paolo Fiumi
  • Video: Luca Scarzella
  • Lights: François Saint-Cyr
  • Dancers: 30

A contemporary Juliet and Romeo, inspired by Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.

Roméo et Juliette

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