Experience the innovative blend of cinema, dance, and theatre as Benjamin Millepied’s Romeo & Juliet Suite makes its Australian debut at the Sydney Opera House from June 5, 2024 for six performances only. This exclusive season marks Millepied’s first performance in Australia, showcasing his unique reimagining of Shakespeare’s classic tale paired with Prokofiev’s timeless score in the Joan Sutherland Theatre.

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In this contemporary adaptation, the story of Romeo and Juliet is brought to life by three different couples performing the iconic pas-de-deux. Catch the male-male duo on Wednesday, June 5, and Saturday, June 8 (matinee), the female-female pair on Thursday, June 6, and Saturday, June 8 (evening), and the female-male couple on Friday, June 7, and Sunday, June 9. This trio of performances highlights a universal expression of love, casting Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers in a modern light.

A captivating mix of dance and cinema

Millepied’s production uses a captivating mix of dance and live cinema. The L.A. Dance Project ensemble is followed by a film crew as they perform not only on stage but throughout the building, bringing unexpected spaces into play. These live performances are broadcast back to the theatre audience in real-time, creating an immersive storytelling experience.

Benjamin Millepied, known for his innovative artistry, is the co-founder and artistic director of the L.A. Dance Project. His career includes a notable tenure as a principal dancer with New York City Ballet and his acclaimed work choreographing and performing in the award-winning film Black Swan. He also served as the Director of Dance at Paris Opera and made his directorial debut with the 2022 musical film Carmen. Millepied’s Romeo & Juliet Suite combines his passion for multi-genre storytelling, offering a fresh and dynamic take on a classic tale.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see Millepied’s Romeo & Juliet Suite, a groundbreaking fusion of dance and cinema, live at the Sydney Opera House.

  • What: Benjamin Millepied’s Romeo & Juliet Suite
  • When: 5 – 9 June 2024 (six performances only)
  • Where: Sydney Opera House, Joan Sutherland Theatre
  • Book your tickets here.