Encounters

Romeo and Juliet or encountering the Other

Hugo Marchand and Amandine Albisson in rehearsal — By Aliénor de Foucaud

At the Opéra Bastille from April 6th to May 4th, Sasha Waltz's Romeo and Juliet is being performed for the third time by the dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet. Étoiles Amandine Albisson and Hugo Marchand, both new to the title roles, are discovering the ballet's technical and artistic demands. The use of body weight, learning how to fall and the dancer's perception of the ground are all unique elements of Sasha Waltz’s language. Accompanied by répétiteur Juan Kruz Diaz de Garaio Esnaola, who encourages them to remain themselves and to be guided by their interpretation, the dancers discover themselves and each other. Romeo and Juliet, Hugo and Amandine, invite us into the studio.    

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