Adaptor 1 Ratmansky, Alexei
Date of First Production March 12th – 17th 2011
Title Romeo and Juliet
Place of First Production Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto
Production Company The National Ballet of Canada
Technical Design/Direction
Music: Sergei Prokofiev
Costume, Set, and Properties Design: Richard Hudson
Lighting Design: Jennifer Tipton
Year Play Written 2011
Performance History Production Chronology:

Romeo and Juliet
Premiere date: November 16, 2011
Choreography: Alexei Ratmansky
Music: Sergei Prokofiev
Costume, Set and Properties Design: Richard Hudson
Lighting Design: Jennifer Tipton
Adaptor 1 Biography Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Alexei Ratmansky is a choreographer and former ballet dancer. He is Artist-in-Residence at American Ballet Theatre and former Artistic Director of the Bolshoi Ballet, having trained under Pyotr Pestov and Elexandra Markeyeva at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy. Prior to his appointment as Artistic Director, Mr. Ratmansky was a Principal Dancer with the Kiev Ballet, Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and The Royal Danish Ballet. Mr. Ratmansky has created ballets for the Mariinsky Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, Royal Swedish Ballet, New York City Ballet, Can Fancisco Ballet, Australian Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, Kiev Ballet, and the State Ballet of Georgia, as well as for Mikhail Baryshnikov, Nina Ananiashvii, Wendy Wheelan, and Diana Visheva. His 2003 work, The Bright Stream, created for the Bolshoi Ballet led to his appointment as Artistic Director of the company the following year. For the Bolshoi he choreographed the full-length productions of The Bolt (2005) and Lost Illusions (2011) and re-staged Le Corsaire (2007) and Flames of Paris (2008). His works for Mariinsky Ballet include Cinderella (2002) and Little Humpbacked Horse (2009). In 2011, he created Psyche for Paris Opera Ballet. The Critics Circle in London named Bolshoi Ballet Best Foreign Company under Mr. Ratmansky’s direction in 2005 and 2007 and he received their National Dance Award for The Bright Stream. He received the 2005 Prix Benois de la Danse for his choreography of Anna Karenina for the Royal Dance Ballet. His ballets for New York City Ballet include Russian Seasons, Concerto DSCH, and Namouna and for American Ballet Theatre, On the Dnieper, Seven Sonatas, Dumbarton, and The Nutcracker.
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Adaptor 1 Bibliography http://www.cbc.ca/romeosandjuliets/2012/05/alexei-ratmansky-bio.html
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Synopsis Romeo and Juliet performed as a ballet.
Keywords Ballet
Adaptation of Romeo and Juliet
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