Jan 06 2020
CALGARY, AB… DJD is bringing its acclaimed production Juliet & Romeo back to Calgary for a limited run after a successful tour of eastern and central Canada this past fall. The production, featuring the DJD Company of dancers and a four-piece band, played to high acclaim and sold-out houses at the 2017 High Performance Rodeo in Calgary and will make a return appearance at the 2020 Rodeo from January 16-26, 2020.
In this live music dance piece, inspired by the classic tale of the star-crossed lovers, DJD Artistic Director Kimberley Cooper has created a new world for the themes of love and violence to wrestle and play. Adapted by Cory Bowles, narrated by Natasha Korney (pictured above) with original live music by the Nick Fraser Ensemble, this work gives new breath to one of Shakespeare’s best known and loved works.
“It is still recognizable, but not in the traditional way,” says Cooper. “I find this story to be so seductive and, because it is so well known that gives us permission to dive into and invent different ideas in or about the story. Audiences from Charlottetown to Kingston enjoyed the twists and turns in the re-imagining of this passionate and tragic tale and we are looking forward to bringing it back to Calgary for this year’s High Performance Rodeo.”
Juliet & Romeo features the DJD company of dancers with original music performed by the Nick Fraser Ensemble. Costumes are created by Sarah Doucet with set by Scott Reid and lighting by Brian MacNeil.
To learn more or to purchase tickets visit decidedlyjazz.com or call 403-245-3533.
Throughout its more than 30-year history, DJD has become well-known throughout Canada and beyond, as one of the only professional dance companies with jazz music and dance as its raison d’etre. DJD has created more than 60 original productions since its inception, many with live music.
DJD acknowledges the support of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, The City of Calgary through Calgary Arts Development, and Canada Council for the Arts.