I was in total heaven yesterday afternoon at the ballet. This production of Romeo and Juliet was utterly spectacular. I was a bit worried when I heard that the director of the ballet had given two of the younger dancers in the company the leading roles. We were so entranced, they did not disappoint. After all, Juliet was only 14 at the time of the story and these "youngsters" made it all the more believable. It is extremely difficult, at the best of performances to get Toronto audiences to their feet for ovations. Everyone was on their feet after this one..the longest I've ever seen!
"Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: No. 13. Dance of the knights"
Photo Credit: National Ballet of Canada