ROMEO AND JULIET by Quorum Ballet
April 23 | 18:00
Location: Lagos Cultural Center – Duval Pestana Auditorium
Org.: CM Lagos
Class Age: M6
Ticket: €10 (the usual discounts apply) | Available at the Cultural Center reception or through Ticketline
This new production was born from the desire to continue working on the great classics, continuing the work developed with “Lago dos Cisnes”; and “Sagração da Primavera” by Daniel Cardoso, relating them to life and society today.
This time, the choreographer takes on the challenge of presenting a new creation inspired by “Romeo and Juliet”, one of Shakespeare’s best-known works, and undoubtedly one of the most revisited classics in the history of dramatic literature. Perhaps because Love – in its romantic and absolute conception – the one that is unconditional, transcendent and redeeming, continues to be the target of research, amazement and disquiet. That unexplained place that rescues the most violent emotions, the most overwhelming changes, the most decisive actions.
This approach seeks to challenge the centrality of Romeo and Juliet: multiplied in a contemporary vision, in an arena in which everyone, without exception, becomes Romeo and Juliet. In a universe where individually, all men and women intersect in some way in the symbolic path of these characters, and experience different ways of loving. Also noteworthy is the notion of randomness, or destiny, in this great stage of the social sphere, in which the encounter of genuine Love can turn into an uncontrolled game of chance.
But above all, it seeks to rescue the space to rediscover Love in its most human and raw essence. Its irreducible and capital force. Your universal power. Because, regardless of our cultural, social and individual differences, there is something in which we can be unanimous: in the faith that the human condition would be inconceivable without Love. The Love that feeds us and simultaneously consumes us, that guides us and makes us lose, which can be as immense as the immeasurable inner world of those who love. Or as Romeo describes it: “Love: The most discreet Madness. Bitter poison and mitigated sweetness.”
Artistic Direction and Choreography: Daniel Cardoso
Dramaturgy: Ana Lázaro and Daniel Cardoso
Dancers: Beatriz Graterol, Fernando Queiroz, Inês Godinho, John Hackett, Margarida Carvalho, Mariana Matos, Pedro Alves and Upock Qauqavan
Scenography: Daniel Cardoso and Hugo Franco Matos
Costumes: Maria Monte
Light Design: Daniel Cardoso
Produced by: Raquel Vieira de Almeida
Public Relations: Maria Dolores do Espírito Santo
Financial management and direction: Cristina Bernardino