SEAN Bovim’s Romeo’s Kiss will be performed in the Playhouse Drama Theatre from May 12 to 15 as part of the Playhouse Company’s New Stages season.
Choreographed by Sean the work features the dancers of the Playhouse Dance Residency and Bovim Ballet.
Romeo’s Kiss is based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet – an age-old story of star-crossed lovers and family feuds set in a fast-paced, fresh and innovative dance work.
Audiences can expect an unusual and very exciting fusion of classical ballet and contemporary dance, as well as a fabulous mixture of neo-classical music and cover versions of well-known Beatles’ hits from Gwen Stefani, Wet Wet Wet, Phil Collins, and many more.
Says Sean: “This is MTV culture meets So You Think You Can Dance, with beautifully designed love duets and rocking group divertissements.”
Romeo’s Kiss is set in the modern era, with Romeo as a banker and innocent Juliet from ‘new money’. In this funky production, the dancers will be haute couture costumed by Craig Port (male dancers), Malcolm Klûk & CGDT (female dancers).
Performances are at 7.30 pm on May 12 and 13 and at 2.30 pm on May 15. Tickets are R120 at Computicket. Block bookings for 50 or more tickets can be made by calling Dawn on 031 369 9407. Pensioners and students receive a 10% discount.
Discounted parking is available at the Royal Parkade or at the Albany Parkade. The Playhouse coffee shop and bar will be open for drinks and light meals.