Romeo & Juliet
a contemporary dance piece to Sergei Prokofiev's music,
inspired by William Shakespeare's tragedy
Romeo & Juliet Romeo & Juliet photo: Marlies Kross
A contemporary dance creation to Prokofiev's masterpiece, this piece, rather than attempting a dumbed down pantomimic rendition of Shakespeare's genius urtext, explores new worlds inspired by manifold ideas and elements from the play, but expressible only through dance.

Two years after premiering in Germany, wee dance's "Romeo & Juliet" went on an Israeli tour, metamorphosed into a choreographic collaboration with three Israeli choreographers: Hillel Kogan, Noa Zuk & Shlomi Bitton, each contributing new scenes, which were perfectly woven into the fabric of the existing creation. The tour was conducted in collaboration with the Israeli Choreographers' Association and & with "A Stage For Life", with the friendly support of the Goethe Istitute Tel Aviv.
musical direction: GMD Andrea Sanguineti
concept, direction: Dan Pelleg, Marko E. Weigert
choreo­graphy: Dan Pelleg, Marko E. Weigert, in colla­boration with the dancers
dancers (pre­miere cast): Leila Bakhtali, Lital Netzer (Ben-Horin), Nora Hageneier, Lara Hedgcock, Mami Kawabata, Laura Keil, Beatrice Panero, Dan Pelleg, Fer­nan­do Bal­sera Pita, Ruslan Stepanov, Nikolai Hanakam,
speakers: Sommer Ulrickson, Dan Pelleg
light design: Marko E. Weigert
stage set design: Till Kuhnert
costume design: Markus Pysall
duration: ca. 110 min. with break
premiere: 25th January 2014, Görlitz / GHT Görlitz Zittau
music: Romeo and Juliet op. 64 by Sergei Prokofjew, Orchesterfassung von Tobias Leppert
performed by the Neue Lausitzer Philharmonie
per­formed in:
2014, 2015 & 2016:GHT in Gör­litz and Zit­tau and at the Deutsch-Sor­bi­sches Volks­thea­ter, Baut­zen
Dec. 2015:Israel ("Mach­san 2" in Tel Aviv and in Kfar Blum)
With the friendly support of