Romeo & Juliet

Goyo Montero

Compañía Nacional de Danza presents Romeo and Juliet by Goyo Montero, the present director of the Ballet of Nuremberg and winner of the Spanish National Dance Prize 2011.

  • World premiere by: the Nuremberg State Opera Ballet at Staatsheater, Nuremberg (Germany), February 21st 2009
  • Premiere by Compañía Nacional de Danza: at Teatro Real, Madrid (Spain), April 16th 2013

With Romeo and Juliet, the choreographer approaches the universal work by William Shakespeare from a personal perspective, with in-depth analysis of the psychological aspect of the characters and development of the figure of Mab, Queen of the Fairies, fate and death. This character appears as a theme from the famous monologue by Mercutio. In this version, he becomes a doer, bard and narrator of the unfolding story of lovers condemned by the ancestral hatred of their families. Montero is extremely original in this Romeo and Juliet. While keeping to the plot, he emphasises the strength of emotions, combining the dynamics of the score by Prokofiev with the expressivity and passion of the dancers. During the ballet, there are spectacular group scenes, nearly acrobatic, combined with poetic pas de deux that remind us that love may become an addiction. Through elegance, melancholy and combativeness, Montero tells us this tragedy of love in an extremely vivid, sensual way.


  • Choreography:
    Goyo Montero
  • Music:
    Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953), Romeo & Juliet Op.75 (Sikorski Edition)
  • Set and Costume Design:
    Goyo Montero and Verena Hemmerlein
  • Lighting Design:
    Goyo Montero and Olaf Lundt
  • Assistant to the choreographer:
    Iván Gil Ortega
  • Running time:
    1h. 47 minutes
  • Premiere cast CND:
    Romeo: Aleix Mañé; Julieta: Marina Jiménez; Mab: Allan Falieri; Mercucio: Javier Monzón; Tibaldo: Isaac Montllor; Benvolio: Daan Vervoort; Lady Capuleta / Ama: Elisabet Biosca; Paris: Moisés Martín Cintas; Priest: Joel Toledo; Corps de ballet: Mar Aguiló, María Andrés, Aída Badía, Lucie Barthélémy, Elisabet Biosca, Eugenia Brezzi, Noëllie Conjeaud, Rebecca Connor, Kayoko Everhart, Sara Fernández, Emilia Gisladöttir, Marina Jiménez, Agnés López, Jessica Lyall, Natalia Muñoz, Allie Papazian, Yae Gee Park, Inês Pereira, Nandita Shankardass, Antonio De Rosa, Allan Falieri, Jacopo Giarda, Erez Ilan, Francisco Lorenzo, Álvaro Madrigal, Toby William Mallitt, Aleix Mañé, Moisés Martín Cintas, Isaac Montllor, Javier Monzón, Ryan Ocampo, Doron Perk, Anthony Pina, Mattia Russo, Iván Sánchez, Rodrigo Sanz, Joel Toledo, Daan Vervoort, Lucio Vida
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