Radio and Juliet
is an hour long ballet setup in 2005 for the Slovenian company Ballet Maribor in Slovenia. It was directed by Romanian dancer and choreographer Edward Clug. The ballet is a rendition of William Shakespeare
's Romeo and Juliet
set to the music of Radiohead
. Since 2005 Radio and Juliet
has guested in the Netherlands, Italy, Singapore, Korea, Israel, Canada, United States, Russia, Ukraine, Brazil, Serbia and Croatia. It has also been set on the companies of Bucharest National Theater and Kiev National Opera. On 15 September 2012, the 100th performance was celebrated on the old stage of the Maribor Opera house.
The ballet premiered in the United States in 2008 at the Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts at the Byham Theater
Noted for the ballet's choreography and simplicity, Radio and Juliet
represents a modernized interpretation of Shakespeare. As stated by Edward Clug, "You could call this quite a twisted version... My intention was not to retell the story but offer the audience an experience from a different perspective." Read more...