Romeo & Juliet

Benjamin Millepied

Performance
Jan 13th - 22nd, 2022
L.A Dance Project dancers in Romeo and Juliet by Benjamin Millepied
Jan 13th - 22nd, 2022
La Seine Musicale, Paris
Choreographer
Benjamin Millepied
Production
L.A. Dance Project

In 2018, Van Cleef & Arpels is supporting Romeo & Juliet, the new creation by Benjamin Millepied.

With his new worldwide production, Benjamin Millepied offers a contemporary vision of Prokofiev’s masterpiece Romeo and Juliet. The choreographer navigates between cinema, dance and theatre, reinterpreting Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers as young adults in an urban environment where social norms prevent them from living their love story. On stage and off, the plot unfolds in Los Angeles thanks to a unique projection system. Certain tableaus are broadcast in real time from unexpected places the theatre and backstage. Filmed live, the dancers pass from stage to screen.

Each performance features a different cast, highlighting diverse couples – male/female, male/male, female/female – making this version of Romeo and Juliet a universal celebration of love. Benjamin Millepied thus presents the mythical tale through a modern and original prism, further embellished by Prokofiev’s music.

 

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“This production creates a comprehensive artistic experience while echoing current social issues, all with a cast that changes night by night.”

About the artist

Black and white portrait of Benjamin Millepied

Benjamin Millepied

Van Cleef & Arpels has been working alongside choreographer Benjamin Millepied and his dance troupe, L.A. Dance Project, since 2012. This collaboration has given rise to several choreographic works, including Gems, a contemporary ballet trilogy (2013-2016). In 2018, the Maison again supports Benjamin Millepied for the creation of Romeo & Juliet. In 2020, Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels renews this partnership by presenting Romeo & Juliet in Paris.

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