Film Festival hosts Ballet in Cinema: 'Romeo and Juliet' March 13


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“Romeo and Juliet” has become a great modern ballet classic of the ballet repertory since its creation by Royal Ballet Director Kenneth MacMillan and its premiere in 1965. Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers experience passion and tragedy in this 20th-century ballet masterpiece.

The Sedona International Film Festival presents Ballet in Cinema on Sunday, March 13 when it hosts the big screen premiere of “Romeo and Juliet” – a new production from The Royal Ballet in London. There will be one show at 3:00 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

“Romeo and Juliet” has become a great modern ballet classic of the ballet repertory since its creation by Royal Ballet Director Kenneth MacMillan and its premiere in 1965. Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers experience passion and tragedy in this 20th-century ballet masterpiece.

Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers experience passion and tragedy in this 20th-century ballet masterpiece.

“Romeo and Juliet” has become a great modern ballet classic of the ballet repertory since its creation by Royal Ballet Director Kenneth MacMillan and its premiere in 1965. In this special screening, the doomed lovers attempt to find their way through the color and action of Renaissance Verona, where a busy market all too quickly bursts into sword fighting and a family feud leads to tragedy for both the Montagues and the Capulets.

The Royal Opera House cinema broadcasts offer audiences the best seat in the house, and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and interviews. Audiences are never far from a performance at the Royal Opera House.

“Romeo and Juliet” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre one day only: Sunday, March 13 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15, or $12.50 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.

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