Enjoy this enduring Shakespearean love affair when the Royal Swedish Ballet comes to perform their rendition of Romeo and Juliet, with contemporary choreography by Mats Ek.The cutting-edge showcase isn’t your average ballet; this production uses Tchaikovsky’s music, rather than the traditional Prokofiev score, and adds modern-day props like Segway scooters and trapdoors for an innovative take on fair Verona. If you’re looking for the perfect gateway to interest the kids in classic literature and drama, this millennial-friendly production is definitely your best bet. The show, which took home the trophy for Best New Dance Production at the 2015 Olivier Awards, will be making its North American debut at the Kennedy Center this summer.
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June 1-4, 2016
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts