World premiere production set to Prokofiev's score, played live by the Rutgers Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Kynan Johns
October 11, 2013 - 8:00pm
Join us for the premiere of the full production of Artistic Director Douglas Martin’s Romeo and Juliet. Based on Shakespeare’s tragic story, and set to Prokofiev’s lush score, the ballet features a company of 30, beautiful sets, and stunning costumes. This production at State Theatre also features live music played by the Rutgers Symphony Orchestra.
What reviewers have had to say about preview performances of Douglas Martin's Romeo and Juliet:
“ARB's production of Romeo and Juliet was an outstanding example of dance being perfectly adapted to dramatic interpretation, with the ARB dancers in full command of their art.”
-- Marina Kennedy, Broadway World
“Mr. Martin is particularly adept at choreographing stage-spanning action…. This facility with handling relatively large numbers of dancers on stage carries into the Capulet ball, which is as impressive – though on a much smaller scale – as the MacMillan version (particularly with the lighting and costumes, designed respectively by Lauren Parrish, and Michelle Ferranti).”; “the swordplay…is..among the best this viewer has seen.”; “the duets between Juliet and Romeo – in particular, the critical balcony scene – are choreographed, and were executed, with the combination of rapture and conviction, that quality of being genuine, that is necessary to make the audience feel what the dancers feel, and to respond with the cathartic release that prompts appreciative, as opposed to obligatory, applause.”
-- Jerry Hochman, Critical Dance