By Maria Gregoriou
“ROMEO, Romeo wherefore art thou Romeo?” For all fans of the best loved, most well known and most quoted love story of all time (most probably anyway), Romeo and his Juliet will be become star crossed lovers once again on Sunday.
As Sunday is woman’s day, a trip to K Cineplex in Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaca or Paphos at 7pm will provide the perfect girls’ night out as the scene will be set with a ballet based on Shakespeare’s great love story.
The screening will be a recording of the performance by the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow. The ballet was commissioned by the Bolshoi and its score was composed by Sergei Prokofiev in 1934, but the show was created six years later at the Kirov in Leningrad. It came back to the Bolshoi in 1979 with choreography by Yuri Grigorovich.
You can expect the classical scenes to emerge on the big screen, so get ready to hear Juliet sing from the balcony, to follow the lovers as they secretly get married at the chapel, as they awake in bed only to be separated again, and to get your heart broken as their tragedy comes to an end.
The sets are simple but the dancing creates dramatic tension, which keeps the audience enchanted for just over two hours. The production focuses on Juliet and the dancer who takes on the role shows joy and despair throughout the ballet.
Alexander Volchkov will be playing Romeo while his Juliet will be performed by Anna Nikulina.
Romeo and Juliet
Screening of the Bolshoi Ballet Performance recorded in Moscow. March 8. K Cineplex Nicosia, Paphos, Larnaca and Limassol. 7.30pm. €10/8. Tel: 24-819022