Romeo and Juliet

Choreographed by Edwaard Liang

SYNOPSIS

Edwaard Liang’s Romeo and Juliet, set to Prokofiev’s score, will tell Shakespeare’s timeless tale of star-crossed lovers with all the beauty and intensity of classical ballet. Liang’s inventive choreography infuses sword fights, a grand ball and the iconic balcony scene with passion and elegance. Funny, tender, tragic and deep, Romeo and Juliet will romance audiences.

Approximately 2 hours including a 15 minute intermission and pause

Performances:

FRI, FEB 14 | 7:30 PM

SAT, FEB 15 | 2:00 PM

SAT, FEB 15 | 7:30 PM

SUN, FEB 16 | 2:00 PM

Student Matinee

Available to local schools and home school students with tickets at deeply discounted rates. Free tickets are often available to Title I schools. The Student Matinee performance is an abbreviated version of Ballet San Antonio’s full-length performance of Romeo and Juliet.

Approximately 1 hour

Date & Time:

FRI, FEB 14 | 10:00 AM

ENHANCE YOUR EXPERIENCE!

For select performances enjoy a time with BSA artists onstage with champagne or take photos with the characters.

For more information see below.

Join the full company of Ballet San Antonio for this exclusive one-night-only event, onstage at the Tobin Center, for champagne and fellowship as we celebrate the Opening Night of Romeo and Juliet!

Date: Friday, February 14, 2020

Time: Immediately following the performance (approx. 9:30 pm)

Where: Onstage at the Tobin Center

Tickets: $40 per person*

*A ticket to the post show reception does not include admission to the performance.

Join the main characters from Romeo and Juliet onstage for this exclusive professional photo opportunity to create magical memories with your family and friends!

Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020

Time: Immediately following the matinee performance (approx. 4:00 pm)

Where: Onstage at the Tobin Center

Tickets: $40 per person*

*A ticket to the meet and greet does not include admission to the performance.

“Very excited that Ballet San Antonio will present my Romeo and Juliet this season.  This timeless love story set to the score of scores by Prokofiev is what makes this production so powerful and go straight to the heart. I can’t wait for the audience to see the company take on this big production.”Edwaard Liang, Choreographer

A former dancer with New York City Ballet and Nederlands Dans Theater, Edwaard Liang has built an international reputation as a choreographer. Over the last decade, he has created work for the Bolshoi Ballet, Houston Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Kirov Ballet, New York City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Shanghai Ballet, Singapore Dance Theatre and Washington Ballet.

Born in Taipei, Taiwan and raised in Marin County, California, Mr. Liang began his dance training at age five with Marin Ballet. After studying at the School of American Ballet, he joined New York City Ballet in 1993. That same year, he was a medal winner at the Prix de Lausanne International Ballet Competition and won the Mae L. Wien Award. By 1998, he was promoted to Soloist. In 2001, Mr. Liang joined the Tony Award® winning Broadway cast of Fosse. His performance in Fosse was later televised nationally on PBS’ Great Performances series – “Dance in America: From Broadway: Fosse,” and subsequently released on DVD. By 2002, Mr. Liang was invited by Jiri Kylian to become a member of the acclaimed Nederlands Dans Theater 1.

While dancing with NDT 1, Mr. Liang discovered his passion and love for choreography. Since establishing himself as a choreographer, his works have been performed by dance companies around the world and he has won numerous awards for his choreography including the 2006 National Choreographic Competition.

In 2013, Mr. Liang was named Artistic Director at BalletMet where he continues to choreograph new works for companies both domestically and abroad. In 2017, he received an Emmy® Award for his short dance film, “Vaulted.” In 2018, he created a new ballet with Roberto Bolle for the opening of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.