Choreographer Edward Clug, an artist of European fame, is also known to Brno audiences – in 2017, his home ensemble, Ballet Maribor, performed Peer Gynt at the Janáček Theatre. His work Radio and Juliet will be added to our repertoire; since its premiere in 2005, it has gathered acclaim on many tours to more than twenty countries in Europe, Asia, Australia and the United States. Radio and Juliet is an untraditional adaptation of the Shakespearean tale of the most famous Veronese lovers set to the music of Radiohead, one of the most successful rock bands today. You can be certain that you’ve never listened to Radiohead in this way or seen Romeo and Juliet performed quite like this – elegant movement aesthetics and an uncommon sculpture by Edward Clug as an impressive decoration, fantastic lighting design and video projection. In this unconventional rendition of Shakespeare’s love story for one female dancer and six male dancers, the choreographer starts with the idea: What if Juliet decides not to die? She wakes up next to the recumbent Romeo and recalls all the events that brought her to the tomb.
Czech premiere 15th May 2020 at the Mahen Theatre
Photo: Pavel Hejný
Graphic design: Robert V. Novák