About the Ballet

Shakespeare’s tale of love, anguish, and revenge is masterfully transformed into Bengt Jörgen’s magical world of ballet. While remaining true to the original story, Jörgen focuses on creating a clear and emotionally-driven journey into this timeless classic. Romeo & Juliet has sparked the imagination of many an artist and has inspired Jörgen to create works of intimacy and warmth.

Choreographed by Bengt Jörgen
Music by Sergei Prokofiev
Costume Design by Gary Dahms
Set and Lighting Design by Glenn Davidson

Bengt Jörgen's interpretation of this timeless classic has won international recognition and critical acclaim. It has been showcased in major cities and communities across Canada, the United States, China, and Hong Kong.

"A production that looks like a ballet but feels like a play."
- Michael Crabb, The National Post

"Shakespeare ballet woos the audience."
- Jason Gagliardi, The Hong Kong Sunday Morning Post

"Bengt Jörgen crafts a jewel-box Romeo & Juliet."
- Paula Citron, The Globe and Mail (April 1998)

"Ballet Jörgen's two act version... is an appealing, resourceful, dramatically intelligent interpretation."
- Susan Reiter, Newsday Inc., New York

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April

Apr 17 Romeo & Juliet - Halifax, NS Rebecca Cohn Auditorium

Apr 23 Romeo & Juliet - St. John's, NL St. John's Arts and Cultural Centre
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