Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève tells Beijing a story of eternal love

NCPASeptember/12/2018
On September 11th, 2018, Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève presented Roméo et Juliette, which unveiled the NCPA Dance Festival 2018.

Photo by LING Feng

The only tilting device on stage could be seen as the place where all the scenes took place—balcony of love pledging between the lovebirds, the arena of two families scrambling over power and wealth; and the intertwined land of life and death (Juliette by Sara Shigenari and Roméo by Nahuel Vega).

Photo by LING Feng

Except for four main characters Roméo, Juliette, Tybalt and Mercutio, there was no other character relationship so as to draw attention of the audience to dramatic conflicts of the four characters.

Photo by LING Ning

The curtain slowly rose. “The Death” held a long stick as a token of destiny and rotated it counter-clockwise on stage. As the rotation gradually accelerated, the deceased Roméo and Juliette were slowly put on stage. They were randomly moved, lifted and even thrown overhead. However, they still closed their eyes.

Photo by LING Feng

Beginning in the form of flashbacks, the whole ballet set the keynote of tragedy at the very start. Roméo and Juliette could never grasp their own destiny and they were always separated despite wishes to embrace each other. With the change in background music, both lovers finally embraced and their storyline just set out...

Photo by LING Feng

Joëlle Bouvier's choreography is not confined by time and space. On the basis of fully respecting the original work, she dashes out a lot of plots and scenes and renders the love and hate to the extreme.

Photo by LING Feng

Based on Prokofiev's composition, Bouvier rearranges and recombines the original paragraphs to make them more suitable for her choreography and echo with the plots and scenes of this version.

Photo

The group dance was intended to intensify the love and hate in this tragedy and expand the development dimension of the plots.

Photo by LING Feng

The performance on September 12th will be starring Madeline Wong, Sasha Riva and Geoffrey Van Dyck, who will continue to refresh audience's recognition of the universal love story.

Photo by LING Feng

On September 20th-23rd, the Kharkiv National Opera and Ballet Theater will appear at the Dance Festival with Swan Lake and La Bayadère, led by four principal dancers of the Mariinsky Ballet and the Bolshoi Ballet.

Photo by LING Feng

  • On September 11th, 2018, Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève presented Roméo et Juliette, which unveiled the NCPA Dance Festival 2018.

    Photo by LING FengLearn more

  • The only tilting device on stage could be seen as the place where all the scenes took place—balcony of love pledging between the lovebirds, the arena of two families scrambling over power and wealth; and the intertwined land of life and death (Juliette by Sara Shigenari and Roméo by Nahuel Vega).

    Photo by LING FengLearn more

  • Except for four main characters Roméo, Juliette, Tybalt and Mercutio, there was no other character relationship so as to draw attention of the audience to dramatic conflicts of the four characters.

    Photo by LING NingLearn more

  • The curtain slowly rose. “The Death” held a long stick as a token of destiny and rotated it counter-clockwise on stage. As the rotation gradually accelerated, the deceased Roméo and Juliette were slowly put on stage. They were randomly moved, lifted and even thrown overhead. However, they still closed their eyes.

    Photo by LING FengLearn more

  • Beginning in the form of flashbacks, the whole ballet set the keynote of tragedy at the very start. Roméo and Juliette could never grasp their own destiny and they were always separated despite wishes to embrace each other. With the change in background music, both lovers finally embraced and their storyline just set out...

    Photo by LING FengLearn more

  • Joëlle Bouvier's choreography is not confined by time and space. On the basis of fully respecting the original work, she dashes out a lot of plots and scenes and renders the love and hate to the extreme.

    Photo by LING FengLearn more

  • Based on Prokofiev's composition, Bouvier rearranges and recombines the original paragraphs to make them more suitable for her choreography and echo with the plots and scenes of this version.

    Photo Learn more

  • The group dance was intended to intensify the love and hate in this tragedy and expand the development dimension of the plots.

    Photo by LING FengLearn more

  • The performance on September 12th will be starring Madeline Wong, Sasha Riva and Geoffrey Van Dyck, who will continue to refresh audience's recognition of the universal love story.

    Photo by LING FengLearn more

  • On September 20th-23rd, the Kharkiv National Opera and Ballet Theater will appear at the Dance Festival with Swan Lake and La Bayadère, led by four principal dancers of the Mariinsky Ballet and the Bolshoi Ballet.

    Photo by LING FengLearn more

On September 11th, 2018, Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève presented Roméo et Juliette, which unveiled the NCPA Dance Festival 2018.

Photo by LING Feng

The only tilting device on stage could be seen as the place where all the scenes took place—balcony of love pledging between the lovebirds, the arena of two families scrambling over power and wealth; and the intertwined land of life and death (Juliette by Sara Shigenari and Roméo by Nahuel Vega).

Photo by LING Feng

Except for four main characters Roméo, Juliette, Tybalt and Mercutio, there was no other character relationship so as to draw attention of the audience to dramatic conflicts of the four characters.

Photo by LING Ning

The curtain slowly rose. “The Death” held a long stick as a token of destiny and rotated it counter-clockwise on stage. As the rotation gradually accelerated, the deceased Roméo and Juliette were slowly put on stage. They were randomly moved, lifted and even thrown overhead. However, they still closed their eyes.

Photo by LING Feng

Beginning in the form of flashbacks, the whole ballet set the keynote of tragedy at the very start. Roméo and Juliette could never grasp their own destiny and they were always separated despite wishes to embrace each other. With the change in background music, both lovers finally embraced and their storyline just set out...

Photo by LING Feng

Joëlle Bouvier's choreography is not confined by time and space. On the basis of fully respecting the original work, she dashes out a lot of plots and scenes and renders the love and hate to the extreme.

Photo by LING Feng

Based on Prokofiev's composition, Bouvier rearranges and recombines the original paragraphs to make them more suitable for her choreography and echo with the plots and scenes of this version.

Photo

The group dance was intended to intensify the love and hate in this tragedy and expand the development dimension of the plots.

Photo by LING Feng

The performance on September 12th will be starring Madeline Wong, Sasha Riva and Geoffrey Van Dyck, who will continue to refresh audience's recognition of the universal love story.

Photo by LING Feng

On September 20th-23rd, the Kharkiv National Opera and Ballet Theater will appear at the Dance Festival with Swan Lake and La Bayadère, led by four principal dancers of the Mariinsky Ballet and the Bolshoi Ballet.

Photo by LING Feng

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