Named an Atlanta Ballet “tour de force” by ArtsATL, Jean-Christophe Maillot’s ethereal production of “Roméo et Juliette” is back by popular demand for the 14-15 Season. A startlingly fresh take on the well-known Shakespearean masterpiece, “Roméo et Juliette” embodies the titillating power of young, forbidden love. Atlanta Ballet will perform the production for a seven-show, two-weekend run, February 6-14 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre – just in time for Valentine’s Day.
Maillot, who is also resident choreographer at Les Ballet de Monte-Carlo, premiered the work with the French company in 1999. It has since been performed in the U.S. by Pacific Northwest Ballet and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre to critical acclaim.
Ballet-Dance Magazine described it as “quirky, artistically innovative, intelligent, intellectually and visually stimulating, endlessly interesting.” The Seattle Times said, “It’s a remarkable work…like no ‘Romeo and Juliet’ ballet you’ve seen before: It’s intricate, often achingly beautiful, and never simply pretty.”
Atlanta Ballet presented the Southeastern premiere in February 2014. The emotional, cinematic work was described by ArtsATL as “smart, beautiful, and epic,” and the Backstage Beat deemed it “spectacular.” ‘Romeo et Juliette’ is a triumph for Atlanta Ballet,” said Atlanta arts writer Cynthia Bond Perry in a review for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “With choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot’s production, the company’s quest to build a sleek artistic profile is more fully realized than ever…Atlanta Ballet has again surpassed itself.”
The coveted roles of Romeo and Juliette will be reprised by Atlanta Ballet company dancers Christian Clark and Alessa Rogers, respectively.
Tickets start as low as $20 and are on sale now. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.atlantaballet.com or call 404-892-3303. For groups of ten or more, call Atlanta Ballet Group Sales at 404-873-5811, ext. 207.
“Romeo et Juliette” Discount Offers and Special Events
PRE-SHOW LOBBY ENTERTAINMENT: Come early and enjoy live entertainment. Doors open an hour before the performance.
POST-PERFORMANCE Q&A: Remain in the theatre after the opening night (2/6) performance of “Roméo et Juliette” to participate in a Q&A with Atlanta Ballet artistic staff and artists. This is a great opportunity to speak with the people who brought the ballet to life at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre and to learn more about the process of staging such a large production. FREE for ticket holders.
GROUP SALES: Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. For tickets, please contact group sales manager Myredith Gonzales at 404-873-5811, ext. 207, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHAMPAGNE & CHOCOLATE PACKAGE: For just $20, enjoy 2 glasses of champagne and a plate of juicy chocolate-covered strawberries to share with your special someone at the Cobb Energy Centre before Jean-Christophe Maillot’s “Roméo et Juliette.” Select the champagne & chocolate package add on when purchasing tickets. For patrons who have already purchased tickets, but want to add champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries, visit http://tickets.atlantaballet.com/ to purchase separately.
*Champagne & Chocolate package is only available by advanced order through atlantaballet.com. All orders must be placed 3 days in advance of scheduled show date. $20 includes 2 glasses of champagne and 1 plate of chocolate-covered strawberries. Champagne & Chocolate orders will be available for pick-up before the show or during first intermission in the main floor lobby. You must be 21 or older to consume alcohol. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre reserves the right to refuse champagne service to someone who cannot present a valid ID.
GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT: Thursday, February 12 starting at 6:30 p.m. Make it a Girls’ Night Out with Atlanta Ballet! For just $35, the Girls’ Night Out package includes entry to an exclusive pre-show event at Cinco Mexican Cantina with a complimentary cocktail* and light hors d’oeuvres, along with a specially discounted ticket to opening night of Atlanta Ballet’s production of Roméo et Juliette. Attendees will also be entered to win a gift certificate to Spa Sydell.**
*Choice of a Cinco house margarita, an Absolut martini, or house wine. **No purchase necessary to be entered to win Spa Sydell gift certificate.