Rosie Kay Dance Company’s new re-imagining of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy sets the action in the hot Birmingham summer of 2021. In the making since 2015, Rosie Kay‘s inspiration was fuelled by seventeen years of living and working with the city’s communities and research with pupils of Birmingham’s Nelson Mandela School and with South Asian choreographers. The show explores the themes of love, knife crime and rivalries that remain as relevant a subject now as they did when the play was originally conceived.
Join Rosie Kay and Artistic Advisors to the project in a discussion chaired by Birmingham Hippodrome’s Artistic Director/CEO Fiona Allan. Artistic Advisors include actor and director Dylan Duffus, headteacher Azita Zohhadi, Dance Artist Shanelle Clemenson and fellow Hippodrome Associates and choreographers Aakash Odedra and Sonia Sabri.
Romeo and Juliet will be performed on Wed 8 Sep at Birmingham Hippodrome.