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Photo by Johan Persson
Photo by Johan Persson
The HKAF presents the online streaming of a specially curated series of films, featuring landmark productions by the choreographer The Daily Telegraph calls “the great showman of British dance”. Bringing us up to date is the film of his 2019 Romeo and Juliet for the millennial generation, described by The Stage as a “seismic youthquake”.

A New Adventures and Illuminations Production
Matthew Bourne’s Dance Film
Romeo & Juliet


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Matthew Bourne – The Master Storyteller of Modern Dance

“Electrifying entertainment” ★★★★★ Daily Telegraph

Matthew Bourne has been hailed as “the great showman of British dance” by The Daily Telegraph. Since 1987, when he formed his first company, Adventures in Motion Pictures, Bourne has earned international renown as a great storyteller through music and movement. His radical reinterpretations of classic works in ballet, theatre and cinema regularly elicit rave reviews from critics, and enchant audiences of all ages. 

Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet is a passionate and contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare’s classic story of love and conflict. Here "difficult" young people are mysteriously confined by a society that seeks to divide them and crush their youthful spirit and individuality. A timeless story of forbidden love, repressed emotions and teenage discovery, filmed live at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London especially for cinemas.

This ballet film – available for viewing by registration only to a limited audience and for a limited time – is presented alongside a behind-the-scenes video under the PLUS programme, offering a unique insight into the creative process of this thrilling production.

To offer a broader view of Matthew Bourne’s art, for a limited time the HKAF will also screen online recordings of another three career-defining Bourne productions – Cinderella, Swan Lake and The Red Shoes.

Approx 1 hr and 30 mins
This programme contains moderate violence, bloody images and sexual violence

Director and Choreographer
Matthew Bourne

Sergei Prokofiev

Associate Artistic Director
Etta Murfitt

Set and Costume Designer
Lez Brotherston

Lighting designer
Paule Constable

Terry Davies

Sound Designer
Paul Groothuis

Music Director and Conductor
Brett Morris

Dan Jackson

Resident Director (Montague Company)
Alan Vincent

Resident Director (Capulet company)
Neil Westmoreland

Rehearsal Director (young cast)
Paul Smethurst

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