by Erna Ómarsdóttir
and Halla Ólafsdóttir
Based on the tragedy by William Shakespeare
Music by Sergej Prokofiev

Love itself had helped to write »Romeo and Juliet« – this was Gotthold Ephraim Lessing's comment on William Shakespeare's world-famous tragedy of love. But the choreographed premiere created by Icelandic choreographers Erna Ómarsdóttir and Halla Ólafsdóttir for the Gärtnerplatztheater has very little to do with amorous whisperings and tender declarations of love. Ómarsdóttir und Ólafsdóttir use the musical template of Sergei Prokoviev's famous ballet music as the basis for a completely new type of dance creation which tells its audience in often radical images a story of the essence of the different genders – of their mutual attraction, but also of their constant conflict. The fact that this brings explicit representations of violence and sexual symbolism to the stage is absolutely typical of the intense imagery used by these choreographers. We can promise you an evening of dance at a level of intensity that will leave no-one unmoved.


Musikalische Leitung Daniel Huppert

Choreografie Erna ÓmarsdóttirHalla Ólafsdóttir

Bühne Chrisander Brun

Kostüme Sunneva Ása Weisshappel

Licht Jakob Bogensperger

Video Valdimar Jóhannsson

Dramaturgy Daniel C. Schindler

with Alessio AttanasioÖzkan AyikGuido BadalamentiRita Barão SoaresDavid CahierAnna Calvo, Maria Daniela Gonzáles,Marta JaénRodrigo Juez MoralAmelie LambrichtsThomas MartinoJames Nix,Isabella PirondiAriane Roustan,Verónica SegoviaLuca SeixasJavier UbellDavid ValenciaLieke Vanbiervliet,Chiara Viscido

Orchestra of the Staatstheaters am Gärtnerplatz