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Romeo & Juliet: A Cinematic Ballet
August 21, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm$35
ARC Dance offers a new twist to the central story of Romeo & Juliet. Choreographed by Artistic Director Marie Chong, this cinematic dance version updates the “lovers from feuding families” theme from Shakespeare’s classic play to a more current setting: opposing political groups in America. Featuring Romeo (Kouadio Davis) and Juliet (Stephanie Rae Williams), faceless crowds of red and blue hooded figures, and a mysterious Gray Man, Chong, cast, and film crew spent four days filming in Seattle Symphony’s Benaroya Hall to create this setting for this cinematic ballet.
“The show must go on,” said Chong. “I wanted to find a way to create a story ballet using the video medium as an integral part of the process.” She added, “People seem to be craving a compelling story and Romeo and Juliet serves as a reminder of what too much separation between those who are on opposite sides can cause.”
Romeo & Juliet is a cinematic ballet and the virtual performances will be presented via a Vimeo link. Ticket prices are $35 for a one-time viewing.
All virtual performances are Pacific Time:
August 20 – 4pm, 8pm, 10pm
August 21 – 4pm, 8pm, 10pm
August 22 – 4pm, 8pm
August 27 – 4pm, 8pm, 10pm
August 28 – 4pm, 8pm, 10pm
August 29 – 4pm, 8pm
For more details and to purchase tickets, please go to www.arcdance.org.
ARC is one of three inaugural recipients of a grant through Seattle Symphony’s Community Stages Fund. This new initiative supports fellow, local, non-profit organizations by providing access to resources needed to create digital media content while large in-person gatherings are restricted due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Seattle Symphony’s Community Stages Fund is generously underwritten by the Tagney Jones Family Fund at Seattle Foundation.