US danseur to join BP revival of ‘Romeo and Juliet’

The timeless tale of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers will once again be mounted as a full-length ballet by Ballet Philippines (BP) this month. "Romeo and Juliet" may be one of the most popular and enduring ballets but it is only being restaged in its entirety by BP this year after three decades. National Artist for Dance and BP's artistic director Alice Reyes had a quick reply when asked why they chose this particular ballet as its first performance for 2019. "Why not?" Indeed, why not? For starters, it's a very expensive ballet to mount. The sets play an important part in eliciting conflicting feelings of wonderment and helplessness in its lead characters. When "Romeo and Ju...

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