Juliet + Romeo (Decidedly Jazz Danceworks)
Choreographed by Kimberley Cooper | Adapted by Cory Bowles
Performed by the DJD Dancers | Original live music by the Nick Fraser Ensemble
In this original dance piece, inspired by the classic tale of the star-crossed lovers, Kimberley Cooper has created a new world for these themes of love and violence to wrestle and play. Adapted by Cory Bowles, with original live music by Nick Fraser, this work gives new breath to one of Shakespeare’s best known and loved works.
This is dance, this is theatre, this is a jazz concert.
This is Shakespeare’s tale of love and violence
re-imagined, re-visited, re-loved
hyper-realized, sampled, questioned
recognizable but twisted,
current and classic,
gritty and glorious.
Passion, pheromones, pick-up lines,
I want you
I need you
I love you
These violent delights have violent ends.