Having played to sold-out houses in 2010, Helgi Tomasson’s critically acclaimed ballet adaptation of this timeless Shakespearean masterpiece returns. Two innocent youths meet by chance, relishing the discovery and passion of first love—only to be shattered by tragic twists of fate and the destructive hatred of their own families.
Set to one of Prokofiev’s most evocative scores, this San Francisco Ballet production is filled with beautiful dance, riveting battles, and compelling drama, all amidst stunning production designs by Jens-Jacob Worsaae and lighting by Thomas R. Skelton.
“For never was a story of more woe, than this of Juliet and her Romeo.”
Approximate program length: 2 hours, 40 minutes.
Composer: Sergei Prokofiev
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson