A double bill

Carlos Curates: R&J Reimagined

14 Oct 2021 – 16 Oct 2021
Radio and Juliet
June 21 Radio Hero Image 2000 X 530 Copy
June 21 Radio Hero Image 2000 X 530 Copy
June 21 Radio Hero Image 2000 X 530 Copy
June 21 Radio Hero Image 2000 X 530 Copy

Carlos Acosta's new season introduces Edward Clug's Radio and Juliet, a modern reinvention of Romeo and Juliet, to Birmingham Royal Ballet's repertory. Like the original, it explores the conflict between the Capulets and Montagues. It focuses on Juliet's perspective; after waking from a death-like coma in Clug's ballet she chooses to live rather than kill herself. Danced to music by Radiohead, the song lyrics reinforce the fundamental elements of the love story, struggling with relationships, however, the music is more important to the story, as Edward Clug says, ‘There are moments when the story meets the lyrics, but that was not really the point. It’s the overall emotion they create in their music.’


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