class="">Romeo and Juliet by Serghei Prokofiev, based on William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet by Serghei Prokofiev, based on William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet

29 October | 20:00
“I. L. Caragiale” National Theatre, Studio Hall

Bearing the stamp of his Albanian origins and culture, Angelin Preljocaj chose to set this universal love story in the totalitarian regime of an East European country. It is not a question of a fight between clans as tradition would have it, but of a confrontation between the militia responsible for keeping social order and the “family” of the homeless.



“In an improbable Verona, fictitious rather than futuristic, passably dilapidated, housing a favoured ruling class (Juliet’s family) and a miserable and exploited population (Romeo’s world), the meeting of two lovers is banned and outlawed; the omnipresent, muscled militia ordained by Juliet’s family to maintain social order is not only a Shakespearian image of fatality, it’s also the influence of power over one of the most essential individual freedoms: the freedom to love. Even if they comply at times, Romeo and Juliet each refute their imposed way of life in their respective social classes, which are closed to all communication as dictated by the militia of collective consciousness, hence the scandal of this love. Both want to be elsewhere, both aspire to what the other has. The passionate shock will permit them to move forward, to dare to escape the fate that was traced for them.” (Angelin Preljocaj)


Dominic Bisson

Virginie Caussin

Idir Chatar

Fabrizio Clemente

Baptiste Coissieu

Louise Currien

Leonardo Cremaschi

Jean-Baptiste De Gimel

Léa De Natale

Isabel Garcia Lopez

Agnès Girard

Lisa Gonzales

Verity Jacobsen

Emilie Lalande

Laurent Le Gall

Fatima Lopez Garcia

Théa Martin

Calvin Ruth

Antonio San Girardi

Redi Shtylla

Aaron Smeding

Manuela Spera

Alexandre Tondolo

Cécilia Torres Morillo

Choreography: Angelin Preljocaj

Set Design: Enki Bilal

Costumes: Enki Bilal and Angelin Preljocaj

Music: Serghei Prokofiev, Roméo et Juliette

Sound Creation: Goran Vejvoda

Light Design: Jacques Chatelet

Piece restaged by Youri Aharon Van den Bosch (Assistant, Deputy to the Artistic Direction)

Choreologist: Dany Lévêque

Duration: 1 h 30 min (no intermission)

Ballet Preljocaj, France