The Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Music Theatre presents the premiere of the ballet Romeo and Juliet by Sergei Prokofiev.
The director Konstantin Bogomolov and choreographer Maxim Sevagin actualize the plot and deprive it of the touch of a romantic fairy tale. The action of Shakespeare’s drama is transferred from the Middle Ages to the present day and develops at once on two parallel plot levels. On one of them, the modern Romeo and Juliet come to a tragic Shakespearean ending. The parallel level presents an alternative version, where the characters choose to live.
The production is created jointly with the MART Foundation.
Special thanks to Roman Abramovich for supporting the project.