Friday, April 20, 2018 | 7:30 PM | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk
Saturday, April 21, 2018 | 7:30 PM | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk
Sunday, April 22, 2018 | 2:30 PM | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk

Forbidden passion, dangerous secrets and star-crossed fate collide in this exhilarating ballet classic. From the lovers’ first tender touch to the brash swordplay of the feuding nobles, Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s indelible choreography illuminates Shakespeare’s poignant tale as you have never seen it before. This spectacular production is a feast for the eyes and the ears: lavish costumes and elegant sets summon a Renaissance court and the full Virginia Symphony Orchestra performs the unforgettable Prokofiev score live. “Deeply moving…dancing which explored love in all its soaring wonder. A matchless theatre experience” (Birmingham Mail).

Sponsored by:

Virginia Arts Festival is proud to partner with American Evolution™, an initiative of the Commonwealth of Virginia commemorating the 400th anniversary of key historical events that occurred in Virginia in 1619 that continue to influence America today. Through a series of signature events and education programs of national and international significance, the American Evolution™ initiative is inspiring local, national, and international engagement in the themes of democracy, diversity, and opportunity and building awareness of Virginia’s role in the creation of the United States and Virginia’s leadership in education, tourism, and economic development over the past 400 years. The Virginia Arts Festival partnership with American Evolution™ began in 2017 and continues through 2019; the Festival’s 2018 season American Evolution ™ events include Alvin Ailey® American Dance Theater and Birmingham Royal Ballet.

Dance series sponsor:

Supported in part by the Friedrich Ludwig Diehn Fund of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. 

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