27 Jan

INTERVIEW WITH SARAH DOUCET – COSTUME DESIGNER, JULIET & ROMEO

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The costumes in Juliet & Romeo are a work of art in and of themselves. We had a lovely chat with costume designer Sarah Doucet, who designed the pieces for the 2017 run and flew in prior to the 2019/2020 tour to adjust and dress the current company members for the remount. Speaking to Sarah gives …

21 Jan

THOUGHTS FROM AN ENGLISH TEACHER ON JULIET & ROMEO

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Juliet and Romeo: a beautifully haunting reimagining of the “star-cross’d lovers” for the 21st century By Curtis Petrie Decidedly Jazz Danceworks’ Juliet and Romeo is a 21st century meta take on William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. Kimberley Cooper and Cory Bowles’ adaptation is sinuous proof of the eternal relevance of the Bard’s version. The trope of the star-crossed …

18 Jan

PEOPLE OF DJD – NICK FRASER – JULIET & ROMEO MUSICAL DIRECTOR AND COMPOSER

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1. THE MUSIC FOR J&R IS VERY POWERFUL, WHERE DID YOU DRAW INSPIRATION FROM TO CREATE SUCH PASSIONATE PIECES OF MUSIC? Thanks! The MAIN inspiration was the amazing Kim Cooper, since she asked me to do the work! I often think of Igor Stravinsky’s idea that the notion of “inspiration” is backwards; people don’t get inspired TO …

16 Jan

PEOPLE OF DJD – INTERVIEW WITH NATASHA KORNEY – JULIET & ROMEO NARRATOR, COMPANY DANCER

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We had the pleasure of sitting down with Natasha Korney, narrator and dancer is Juliet and Romeo during a short break between rehearsals to discuss her experience in this dynamic role. Check out our back and forth below: Question: How does adding the role of narrator change your experience as an artist? Natasha explained that …

16 Jan

A MESSAGE FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, KIMBERLEY COOPER (Juliet & Romeo)

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A MESSAGE FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, KIMBERLEY COOPER  In Verona, The Capulets and the Montagues are feuding families. By chance, Juliet Capulet and Romeo Montague fall in love at first sight. The relationship is doomed. Juliet is already promised to another man by her father, and due to unfortunate circumstances, Romeo kills Juliet’s cousin and …

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