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Dance

Timeless “Romeo and Juliet” Brought by Geneva Ballet

Tour Schedule

September 8-9, Grand Theatre, Tianjin
September 11-12, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing
September 15-16, Grand Theatre, Shijiazhuang

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Ballet Du Grand Théâtre De Genève has featured a ballet version of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in Shanghai and Beijing in 2016, marking the occasion of Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary. They will return to China to present the all-time favorite love tragedy “Romeo and Juliet”, pushing the romance vibe to a new high.

The encounter with the intensely beautiful music from Prokofiev is presented by the dancers from Le Ballet de Genève in an exciting collaboration with an orchestra. Together, the Ballet unite their bodies into the gentleness and fury of this music, letting themselves be inspired by the rhythm, its poetic nature to compose body movements, lifts, motions and fractures.

The history of ballet in Geneva dates back to the 1800’s where dancers performed with the Theatre Neuves, located on the site of the present-day Grand Théâtre de Genève. Since Philippe Cohen took the post as director in 2003, today the Geneva Ballet is composed of 22 classically trained dancers from around the world. With international tours to the USA, Australia, South America, all over Europe, South Africa, and now Asia, the Geneva Ballet continues to share its passion for the art of dance. By working with young dancers and choreographers, it hopes to establish a momentum of modernity that echoes its richness and creates a dynamic towards the future.

 

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