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Romeo and Juliet

Ballet Timeline

1935 -  Sergei Prokofiev composed the music for Romeo and Juliet.


1940 - World premiere in Soviet Russia Leningrad Kirov Theatre.


1955 - The Mosfilm film studio made the film adaptation of Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet.


1955 - Frederick Ashton choreographed a production of Romeo and Juliet for the Royal Danish Ballet.

1962 - John Cranko's choreography of Romeo and Juliet for the Stuttgart Ballet helped the company achieve a worldwide reputation. It had its American premiere in 1969.

1965 - Sir Kenneth MacMillan choreographed a version for the Royal Ballet premiered at the Royal Opera House.

1965 - Oleg Vinogradov stages a version in Russia while serving as assistant ballet master to Pyotr Gusev.

1971 - John Neumeier, partly inspired by John Cranko, created another version of the ballet in Frankfurt.

1974 - Neumeier's Romeo and Juliet premiered in Hamburg as his first full-length ballet with the company.

1977 - Rudolf Nureyev created a new version of Romeo and Juliet for the London Festival Ballet, today's English National Ballet. 

1979 - Yuri Grigorovich created a new version for the Bolshoi. This was revived in 2010 and remains in the Bolshoi repertory.

2022 - Jospeh Morrissy choreographed and directed the 2021 adaptation of Romeo and Juliet at Interlochen.


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