The premiere of the ballet Romeo and Juliet will take place on the stage of the Italian amphitheater Arena di Verona. The main roles will be played by the Russian dancer Sergei Polunin (familiar to the audience of the TV channel Russia K under the Bolshoi Ballet project) and the Romanian ballerina Alina Kozhokaru.
A large-scale project involves 26 artists from 10 countries. The role of Tybalt is played by Nicholas Gaifullin, Mercutio – Valentino Zucchetti. Also in the ballet are Tatyana Tatich, Vinnie Diaz, Kilian Smith and other ballet dancers.
According to Sergei Polunin, working with Johan Cobborg was his old dream. “In classical ballet, he is a genius for me, and I wanted to help Johan to reveal his talent in a new way, I wanted him to stage a classical ballet, but in a new format, in a new vision – a classical ballet of the future,” the artist admitted.