Erna Omarsdottir / Halla Ólafsdóttir
Romeo & Julia
ROMEO AND JULIET created by Icelandic choreographers Erna Ómarsdóttir and Halla Ólafsdóttir has very little to do with amorous whisperings and tender declarations of love. Ómarsdóttir und Ólafsdóttir use the musical template of Sergei Prokoviev’s famous ballet music as the basis for a completely new type of dance creation which tells its audience in often radical images a story of the essence of the different genders – of their mutual attraction, but also of their constant conflict. The fact that this brings explicit representations of violence and sexual symbolism to the stage is absolutely typical of the intense imagery used by these choreographers.
Evening sheet Erna Omarsdottier/ Hella Omarsdottier: Romeo und Julia(PDF-Download)