Nott Romeo & Juliet

Film by Owen Davies
Nott Romeo and Juliet was a unique collaboration between talented young dancers and musicians from St Ann’s and Sneinton in Nottingham.

Musicians from CRS (Community Recording Studio) took inspiration from Prokofiev’s original ballet score for Romeo and Juliet, and Birmingham Royal Ballet choreographed ten young dancers, using the newly created music.  The young musicians and dancers then performed Nott Romeo & Juliet, supported by Dance4, at Theatre Royal Nottingham.

All participants were encouraged to take Arts Award Bronze as part of this programme. The young dancers attended regular ballet sessions in the lead up to an intensive choreographic period where the dancers responded to the musical score created, creating their own choreography based on the themes of conflict found in Romeo and Juliet. All of the young people were invited to watch the BRB performance of Romeo and Juliet at Theatre Royal and were given access to watching the professional dancer’s technique class and backstage preparations. 

Above is a wonderful film about those who took part, by Owen Davies.

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