Alexei Ratmansky’s Romeo and Juliet [Videos]

What does it take to put on a huge production like Romeo and Juliet?

It’s an “old” ballet with a new vision, the fresh vision of world renown choreographer Alexei Ratmansky.

It takes gutsy risks and 1.7 million dollars!

Karen Kain, artistic director of the National Ballet of Canada was willing to invest in the company to put it back on the international arena. For the company’s 60th anniversary that is what Kain did, two years ago and it payed off.

Alexei Ratmansky’s Romeo and Juliet

This new production was not only exciting, but it was a daring move on the part of Artistic Director Karen Kain.

The National Ballet takes a great leap of faith with a top choreographer’s new production of the classic love story Romeo and Juliet.

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And as far as the dancers go, what was it like to prepare for these iconic and bigger than life, Shakespearean roles?

Guillame Coté and Elena Lobsanova share what it took to prepare for the roles of Romeo and Juliet; building a partnership through communication and coordination.

Alexei Ratmansky’s Romeo and Juliet

We visited the last week of rehearsals for the National Ballet of Canada’s production of Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky and marking the ballet company’s 60th anniversary, to talk to its stars about what it’s been like to fall in love with their roles.

Video courtesy of YouTube.

Alexei Ratmansky’s Romeo and Juliet

Putting on a huge production like Romeo and Juliet takes a lot of team effort on the part of the entire company, from the artistic director, choreographer, ballet masters and mistresses, coaches, all-level dancers, administrators and theater staff.

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