Total running time: 2 hours 37 minutes, two intermissions
Immerse yourself in a world of “transcendent beauty and sumptuous intentions as well as dark and violent impulse” (Contra Costa Times) with Helgi Tomasson’s bravura interpretation of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. With its passionate choreography, spine-tingling swordsmanship, and celebrated score by Sergei Prokofiev, this passionate retelling of the Bard’s greatest tragedy has packed houses around the world. “Tomasson lifts Shakespeare’s complex and familiar language off the gilded pages and translates it into lucid classical choreography that is visceral, fresh, and ultimately sublime.” (Huffington Post)
Friday, May 1, 8pm
Saturday, May 2, 2pm
Saturday, May 2, 8pm
Sunday, May 3, 2pm
Tuesday, May 5, 8pm
Wednesday, May 6, 7:30pm
Thursday, May 7, 8pm
Saturday, May 9, 8pm
Sunday, May 10, 2pm
Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 6pm
War Memorial Opera House – North Carriage Entrance
In collaboration with Helgi Tomasson, Marty Pistone choreographed the exciting sword-fighting scenes in Tomasson’s Romero & Juliet. Learn how the artists of SF Ballet learned and execute these thrilling scenes, as Pistone and dancers demonstrate sections of this fight choreography.
Free and open to the public.
Friday, May 1, 2015, 7pm
Sunday, May 3, 2015, 1pm
Sunday, May 10, 2015, 1pm
Orchestra Level one hour prior to the performance
These informative talks feature artists and choreographers in conversation with a moderator. Interviews are 30 minutes and take place on the Orchestra Level one hour prior to the performance.
Open to all ticket holders.
Saturday May 2, 2015, 5:30–6:30pm
Dollar Board Room, 455 Franklin Street
Do you love ballet, but want to understand and more deeply appreciate specific works in the SF Ballet repertory? Then join us for our newest educational program, Seeing Ballet!
The 1994 world premiere of Romeo & Juliet was made possible by the E. L. Wiegand Foundation. Additional support was provided by Lucy and Fritz Jewett, Chris and Warren Hellman, Mr. Rudolph W. Driscoll, The Bernard Osher Foundation, Franklin Templeton Group, and Deloitte.