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Romeo and juliet  

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Choreography
willam shakespeare
Stage
Ernest Pignon-Ernest
Costume
Jerome Kaplan
Lighting
Dominique Drillot
Runnimg Time
1hour 52minutes
Year of Performance
in a capulet family crypt. juliet lies like she is dead. romeo, with inconsolable grief, kisses her lips and tries to feel the last warmth of her body. this is the scene that has moved audiences’ heart for centuries. for its dramatic theme of young lovers facing a tragic end, “romeo and juliet” has attracted numerous choreographers. it has been interpreted to 80 variations for the last 70 years. most variations use sergei prokofiev’s music. jean-christophe maillot, artistic director of les ballets de monte-carlo, also choreographed the “romeo and juliet” in 1996. when this repertoire was staged for the first time in korea in 2000 by the korea national ballet, it stunned the audiences with its all-white stage art, mix-match of eastern and western costume concepts, and the beautiful and free display of lighting.

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