Bulgarian dance with the Rila Folk Band!
A ballet piece based on William Shakespeare's work
György Vámos has found the key to the ballet piece Romeo and Juliet in Sergei Prokofiev's music, the premier of which was held in the Rheinoper in 1997. The choreographer, having transposed the piece from The Renaissance to the 20's of the past decade, matched the traditions of classical ballet to Prokofiev's expectations "to show human emotions on the stage". Vámos wants dancing actors who speak and sing with their bodies. For him, Romeo and Juliet are two youngsters who are careless and a little naive at the beginning of the piece, though they have sweepingly passionate emotions, which then fall into tragedy. He does not show a dreaming and dancing pair but two bouncing and vigorous individuals, who are strong enough to love and die.
(The Stuttgarter Zeitung gives a summary of the piece after the exultantly celebrated premier: Vámos tells the story in an extraordinarily exciting manner as if we saw a film produced with a sensational editing work. He has formed the story starting from the classical, academic dance into brilliant, polyphonic mass scenes in an extraordinarily efficient manner. The pas de deux saturated with wonderful, clean poetry, skilfully psychologized solo dancers and the entire company...
Romeo: Daichi UEMATSU
Montague, Romeo's Father: HORVÁTH István
Mercutio, Romeo's Friend: SZANYI Tamás
Benvolio, Romeo's Friend: Thierry JAQUEMET
Juliet: BERZÉKI Melinda
Capulet, Juliet's Father: PÁTKAI Balázs
Mrs Capulet, Juliet's Mother: KARA Zsuzsanna
Tybalt, Mrs Capulet's Nephew: JEKLI Zoltán
Guards: Artem POZDEEV, ENGELBRECHT Patrik
Paris: Alexey DOLBILOV
Friar Lawrence: SEBESTYÉN Bálint
Tetiana BARANOVSKA, CSERPÁK Szabina, BÁLINT Adél, HERKOVICS Eszter Adria, MARJAI Lili, MATUZA Adrienn, Tatiana SHIPILOVA,SZALAI Judit, SZENDREI Georgina, TÜŰ Barbara, VARGA Ágnes
HORVÁTH Krisztián, HORVÁTH Kada, Luigi IANNONE, Luka DIMIC, Thales SOARES DE ARAÚJO
With: VARGA György
Choreographer: György Vámos
Music: Sergei Prokofiev
Assistants: Joyce Cuoco, Alexei Afanassiev, Zsuzsanna Kara
Scenery, costumes: Michael Scott
Lighting: Klaus Gärditz, Péter Hécz