A Port Theatre Spotlight Series Presentation
Canada’s Ballet Jörgen – Romeo & Juliet
Builders of Dance Coast to Coast
“Our story of love begins with the smell of a rose and the prick of a thorn.
The journey as two lovers unite and a mother defies — in the end it’s a story that is more pure than dark.” – Bengt Jörgen C.M., Artistic Director
Shakespeare’s tale of love, anguish and revenge is masterfully transformed into Bengt Jörgen’s magical world of ballet. While remaining true to the original story, Jörgen focuses on creating a clear and emotionally driven journey into this timeless classic. Romeo & Juliet has sparked the imagination of many an artist, and inspired Bengt Jörgen to create works of intimacy and warmth. Canada’s Ballet Jorgen’s Romeo & Juliet premiered in 1997 and has toured around the world to critical acclaim.