The Press is LOVING “Roméo et Juliette” - Find Out Why It’s a Must-See!
Atlanta critics and audiences have fallen hard for the Atlanta Ballet production of Jean-Christophe Maillot's Roméo et Juliette, which features the Prokofiev score performed live by the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra!
Read the rave reviews below, and then make sure you get your tickets now! There are only three performances remaining: Thursday, February 12 at 8pm; Friday, February, 13 at 8pm; and Saturday, February 14 at 8pm.
“'Roméo et Juliette' is taut, textured love story," The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“'Roméo et Juliett'” is beautiful on its surface. But what moves people — and they often can’t explain why — is its intricate form, a dynamic structure that pulls audiences into its emotionally fraught world and carries them to its poetic, devastating end. Program notes and multiple viewings help audiences fully grasp this sophisticated work, one of Atlanta Ballet’s finest acquisitions in recent years. Grade: A"
"Atlanta Ballet is Over the Top with 'Roméo et Juliette,'” The Backstage Beat
"The Atlanta Ballet has outdone itself in this year’s Valentine’s offering, a reprise of Jean-Christophe Maillot’s 'Roméo et Juliette.' Bringing back a cast very similar to last year’s was a stroke of genius by Artistic Director John McFall, as it allowed the dancers to concentrate on performance and the creation of characters instead of having to focus on the 'steps.'"
"A sign of a well-performed ballet is when the directors, producers and performers have the audience so enthralled in the storyline the viewers forget they are watching dance and not a cinematic feature film. This was the reaction at the Atlanta Ballet performance of Jean-Christophe Maillot's Roméo et Juliette at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center, which debuted in 2014 and has returned as part of the 2015 repertoire by popular demand. After the privilege of watching this phenomenal performance, it is no wonder Altantans demanded its return."
"Roméo et Juliette Romances Cobb Energy Centre," The Peach Review
"The chemistry between Roméo (Christian Clark) and Juliette (Alessa Rogers) was amazing. To see this classic story told in dance was a sight to be seen. The talent and strength that’s needed to perform and execute in such a way needs to be seen firsthand."
"Atlanta Ballet Presents Jean-Christophe Maillot's Roméo et Juliette," La Vie Artistique Magazine
"Roméo et Juliette is filled with eyebrow-raising moments of dazzling modern feints amidst the classicism, as well as profound explosions of both ecstasy and grief that are profound. With the return of Alessa Rogers and Christian Clark as the doomed lovers, scene-stealing Heath Gill as Mercutio and the gorgeous set and costumes, Roméo et Juliette is a rich evening and a major crowd-pleaser for Atlanta Ballet."
"Atlanta Ballet‘s “Romeo et Juliette” | Atlanta," 365 Atlanta Family
And the performers were of course, beautiful; the ones in the pit orchestra, whose soaring music set the tone for the evening from the first dreamy note, and the ones on the stage. This interpretation of the classic true love story was gritty and real, and at times very sexy. I loved the abstract movements used by the choreographer, and the company did an amazing job at conveying the depth of emotion their characters were experiencing, and pulling the audience into their story.