DANCE: Melbourne City Ballet will perform at the Proserpine Entertainment Centre.
DANCE: Melbourne City Ballet will perform at the Proserpine Entertainment Centre. Contributed

Shakespeare in dance

JOIN the Melbourne City Ballet as they bring the classical ballet version of William Shakespeare's most popular work, Romeo and Juliet, to life at the Proserpine Entertainment Centre next Saturday.

Featuring Principal Artists Yuiko Masukawa and Brendan Bradshaw, Romeo and Juliet is Melbourne City Ballet's most raw production and an event not to be missed.

The ballet tells the story of two young lovers who were born into rival families, the Montagues and Capulets in Verona, Italy.

When young Romeo and his entourage sneak into the Capulet Ball, he and Juliet have a chance encounter which leads to the purest of love.

But Juliet is betrothed to Paris, a young prince of Verona, by her family's wishes.

The young couple keep their relationship hidden, secretly marrying in hope of finding a future together.

The pair's fortune does not last long, with the death of Romeo's best friend Mercutio leading him to murder Juliet's cousin Tybalt in an angry rage.

Eventually a tragic series of events see the young couple make the ultimate sacrifice for the sake of love.

Choreographed by Artistic Director Michael Pappalardo, William Shakespeare's classic story about the meeting of two young lovers that leads to betrayal, revenge and tragedy, is not to be missed.

FORBIDDEN LOVE

What: Romeo and Juliet

Where: Proserpine Entertainment Centre

When: Saturday July 16, 8pm

Cost: Adults $35, concession $32, kids under 15 $20

Tickets: 4946 2312


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