Miami City Ballet Keeps ‘Romeo And Juliet’ Young With John Cranko Version

The story of Romeo and Juliet is a seemingly inexhaustible inspiration for choreographers. At least 11 ballets have been set to the tragic romance Shakespeare made immortal in the late 16th century. Miami City Ballet will put its stamp on the tale this weekend, when it performs John Cranko’s full-evening version at the Kravis Center.

Miami City Ballet’s Romeo And Juliet Lives Up To Expectations

The Arsht Center was sold out for the Miami City Ballet premiere of Romeo and Juliet. Yet the dancers who play the star-crossed lovers — and who happen to be married in real life — shared a private moment. In the closing scene, Juliet (Jennifer Kronenberg) plunged an imaginary dagger into her belly and fell atop the corpse of her Romeo (Carlos Guerra). The couple bowed to rapturous applause. Then, as the curtain dropped, Kronenberg gently rested her head on her husband’s shoulder…

Guerra Y Kronenberg En ‘Romeo Y Julieta’

Una pareja icónica del Miami City Ballet, Jennifer Kronenberg y Carlos Guerra, aparecen en anuncios del Miami City Ballet como ejemplo de amor y fidelidad hasta la muerte: enamorados en la vida, y ahora en el ballet de John Cranko Romeo y Julieta, con música de Sergei Prokofiev, que se presenta este fin de semana en el Arsht Center…

Romeo And Juliet: An MCB Premiere For A Season’s Grand Finale

Do you recall your first Romeo and Juliet? Shakespeare’s historic love story, re-imagined for centuries in print, on stage, through film, and in myriad other ways, makes its Miami City Ballet (MCB) debut this weekend. Pointing to the story’s enduring popular appeal, MCB Artistic Director Edward Villella notes, ‘Our choice was to close the season with a major work.’ John Cranko’s 1962 ballet Romeo and Juliet, with its Prokofiev score, fits the bill in both significance and scale…

Miami City Ballet Stages A Company Premiere Of The Classic ‘Romeo And Juliet’

Their eyes meet across a crowded room, and everyone else seems to disappear. Overwhelmed, fascinated, they dance, ignoring their quarreling families and friends. Later, he finds her alone, and they soar in each other’s arms. You know this won’t end well. But even without Shakespeare’s fabled words brought to life in the lean bodies and sunny studio of Miami City Ballet, Romeo and Juliet still packs a powerfully seductive emotional punch…

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