2:00 pm | 3 hrs | $12/$10 members/$6 children

The Bolshoi is back at Rosendale Theatre in Romeo and Juliet in choreographer Alexei Ratmansky’s brilliant and detailed adaptation set to Sergei Prokofiev’s romantic score–reigniting the story of literature’s most celebrated star-crossed lovers. This live capture in HD is from Moscow.

Ekaterina Krysanova as Juliet and Vladislav Lantratov as Romeo star in a production described in the Russian press (where there is no fake news when it comes to ballet) “[it is] strikingly musical and sensitive to psychological details. Ratmansky is currently the artist in residence at American Ballet Theatre, but from 2004 – 2008 he was the director of the Bolshoi. His version of Romeo and Juliet, which was originally commissioned by National Ballet of Canada (2011), served as an artistic homecoming—and a successful one at that.

In Verona, Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love while their respective families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are caught in a bitter rivalry ending in heart-wrenching tragedy. It is an eternal human story which Shakespeare put into words but has been coaxed wordlessly into the first ballet version over two centuries ago. Prokofiev’s score, written in the 1930s, is one of the most beloved compositions written especially for dance and it has challenged choreographers world-wide.

Dance Film Sundays, a series which started in June 2010 under the auspices of the Rosendale Theatre Collective, are held on the 2nd Sunday of every month at Rosendale Theatre.