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145 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5H 4G1


Ended 17 Mar 2013 after 5 days

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A triumph of impassioned dancing and inventively challenging choreography.

The Toronto Star, 2011

Closed 17 Mar 2013

The Smash Hit Returns for March Break!

Back By Popular Demand!

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet has long inspired choreographers to adapt it for the ballet medium, the intensity of its drama, enduring nature of its themes and, more germanely, its vivid and powerful characterization, providing a perfect vehicle for dance.

The ballet has been an audience favourite ever since it came to the National Ballet in 1964, and the company's new version, by the exciting Russian choreographer Alexei Ratmansky, which premiered in 2011 to ecstatic acclaim, only enhances its position in the repertoire. Ratmansky's work is known for its mastery of the classical vocabulary, yet he is equally adept at employing that vocabulary for fresh, modern effects.

Set to Prokofiev's famously rich and magisterial score, Ratmansky's Romeo and Juliet plumbs the layered and affecting depths of the story's title characters in all of their tragic power, illuminating Shakespeare's vision and creating an inimitable work of dance theatre that ballet-lovers will long treasure.

Additional Information


Opening night: 12 March 2013

Closing night: 17 March 2013

Run time

The performance will run approximately 2 hours and 38 minutes

ACT I - 50 minutes
Intermission - 20 minutes
ACT II - 30 minutes
Intermission - 20 minutes
ACT III - 38 minutes

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