It was a great dance show in its own right. Who doesn’t know the famous love story of “Romeo and Juliet”? Sergei Prokofiev composed the ballet music in 1935 and performed it on countless ballet stages. Simone Sandroni’s interpretation with the Tanztheater Bielefeld in its premiere went far beyond this.
His abstract and timeless interpretation touches the spectator deeply in an uninterrupted and moving 80-minute stage magic. Everything begins with a breathtaking, oversized video by Barbara Schröer, which shows the alienated dance scene of a naked couple. The Bielefelder Philharmoniker perform on the backstage, which is grandiose in terms of sound technology.
Bodies float through the space, brushing, touch each other than distance themselves again –
Barbara Schröer’s video on the veil of gauze in front of the stage attunes with poetic images to “Romeo and Juliet”, to the timeless lightness of young love and its translation into seemingly weightless dance theatre.
CHOREOGRAPHY AND STAGING
STAGE DESIGN AND COSTUME
Photo by Joseph Ruben