- Rated: Unrated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 25 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: February 12, 2002
- Originally Released: 1992
- Label: Image Entertainment
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital Stereo - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
This 1992 production of Sergei Prokofiev's ballet version of ROMEO AND JULIET was performed in France by the acclaimed Lyon Opera Ballet. The choreography of Angelin Preljocaj, is refreshing and beautiful.
Description by Image Entertainment:
Angelin Preljocaj's startling new choreography of Shakespeare's tragic star-crossed lovers, set to Sergei Prokofiev's powerful score, is performed by the Lyon Opera Ballet, widely acclaimed for their stylish and innovative productions. Preljocaj sees the story as a class struggle between Romeo and Juliet with love as the power that can overthrow the established order's oppression. Reflecting the director's vision, designer Enki Bilal has magnificently created a stage world reflecting a communist sterility. The contrast between the ballet's cold environment and the lovers' heated encounters is beautifully realized in supple and imaginative duets danced by Pascale Doye and Nicolas Dufloux.
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