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“Benjamin Millepied’s ‘Romeo & Juliet, The Suite’: A Revolutionary Rendition at Sydney Opera House”

Written by Sacreblue!

04 Jun 2024

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“Benjamin Millepied’s ‘Romeo & Juliet, The Suite’:

A Revolutionary Rendition at Sydney Opera House”


Renowned French dancer, choreographer, and director Benjamin Millepied is poised to enchant audiences at the Sydney Opera House with his groundbreaking interpretation of “Romeo & Juliet, The Suite“. Set to grace the stage of the Joan Sutherland Theatre from June 5th to 9th, Millepied’s innovative take on Shakespeare’s classic tragedy promises to captivate theatergoers with its blend of classical elegance and contemporary flair.

Having garnered international acclaim for his pioneering work in dance, Millepied is revered for his ability to bridge the gap between classical ballet and modern sensibilities. From his tenure as a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet to his founding of the L.A. Dance Project, Millepied has consistently pushed the boundaries of artistic expression, earning him a reputation as a visionary in the world of dance.

Millepied served as the director of dance at the Paris Opera Ballet from 2014 to 2016, further solidifying his legacy in the dance world. Additionally, he made significant contributions to the film industry, choreographing the acclaimed movie “Black Swan” directed by Darren Aronofsky.

“Romeo & Juliet, The Suite” represents Millepied’s latest foray into reimagining traditional narratives for contemporary audiences. Following its sold-out run in Paris last season, this production marks its highly anticipated Australian debut.

One of the production’s most notable features is its inclusive portrayal of romantic love, which extends beyond traditional boundaries. Through three distinct pairings—male-male, female-female, and male-female—Millepied challenges conventional notions of romance, highlighting the universality of love in all its forms. Each rendition offers a unique perspective on Millepied’s vision, ensuring that no two shows are alike.

Audiences can also expect a truly immersive experience as dancers seamlessly traverse the Joan Sutherland Theatre stage and other areas of the Sydney Opera House. With live video projections capturing every movement, spectators will be transported into the heart of the action, blurring the lines between performance and reality. Accompanied by Sergei Prokofiev’s evocative score, “Romeo & Juliet, The Suite” promises to be a sensory feast for the eyes and ears alike.


Performance Schedule:

  • Wednesday 5th, 7:30pm – Male-male pairing
  • Thursday 6th, 7:30pm – Female-female pairing
  • Friday 7th, 7:30pm – Female-male pairing
  • Saturday 8th, 2:00pm – Male-male pairing, 7:30pm – Female-female pairing
  • Sunday 9th, 3:30pm – Female-male pairing


Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness Benjamin Millepied’s transformative take on “Romeo & Juliet” at the Sydney Opera House.

Secure your tickets now for an unforgettable evening of dance, romance, and innovation.



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