Pacific Northwest Ballet Dances Maillot’s Roméo et Juliette

Carla Körbes and Seth Orza in Roméo et Juliette. Photo by Angela Sterling.
Carla Körbes and Seth Orza in Roméo et Juliette. Photo by Angela Sterling.

The final performances of the company’s New York run were devoted to Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Roméo et Juliette. Here‘s my review, for DanceTabs.

And a short excerpt:

“The ballet is laced with repetitive motifs that do nothing to advance the plot or provide insight into the interior lives of the characters. Do we really need not one but two foreshadowings of Romeo’s death? And two scenes in which Juliet’s nurse is squeezed and prodded by Romeo’s friends? All this is hammered home with great emphasis; no emotion is left un-amplified.”