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Benjamin Millepied’s Romeo & Juliet Suite

5 – 9 June 2024

From the choreographer of the Academy award-winning Black Swan, Benjamin Millepied, comes this bold reimagining of Shakespeare’s masterpiece Romeo & Juliet. Direct from a sold out season in Paris, L.A. Dance Project bring you Romeo and & Juliet through a daring new lens with the fusion of cinema, dance and theatre. Set to Prokofiev’s enduring score, this will be the dance show of the year. 

Direct from a sold out Paris season

At the heart of this beloved story, the pas-de-deux roles of Romeo and Juliet will be performed by three couples throughout the season, highlighting diverse couples - male/female, male/male, female/female - making this version of Romeo and Juliet a true universal celebration of love.

Using state of the art technology, boundaries are blurred between stage and screen, as the performance unfolds both on and off the stage. As the ensemble performs from unexpected places inside the theatre and backstage, the live performance will broadcast back to audiences in the Joan Sutherland Theatre in real time, allowing audiences to experience parts of the Sydney Opera House they have never seen.

Experience this timeless tale as never before as Benjamin Millepied presents this mythical tale through a modern and original prism. Le Monde due Ciné raves “everything is done to bring a phenomenal dimension and depth... as if to tell us that love has no barriers.”

Set to Prokofiev’s enduring score, the Sydney Opera House debut of Benjamin Millepied and L.A. Dance Project will be an event for the ages.

Sydney Opera House Presents 
L.A Dance Project 

NSW Government

This program is proudly supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW’s Blockbusters Funding initiative

Startling, dazzling and wrenching

The New Yorker

One-of-a-kind interpretation of Shakespeare’s classic

LA Dance Chronicle

Millepied’s choreography is full of life

LA Times


Artist information

Benjamin Millepied Artistic Director, Choreographer, filmaker

Benjamin Millepied (Bordeaux, 1977) is a choreographer, filmmaker, and former principal dancer with New York City Ballet. Millepied studied Classical Ballet with Vladimir Skouratoff at the Grand Theatre de Bordeaux, and later at the School of American Ballet with Stanley Williams and Adam Luders, before joining the New York City Ballet in 1995 were he was later promoted to Principal Dancer.

His choreographic work began in 2001 and he soon after founded a pick-up troupe, Danses Concertantes, before serving as choreographer-in-residence at The Baryshnikov Arts Center. Since 2005, he has choreographed for some of the preeminent global companies including the New York City Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Berlin Staatsoper, and Dutch National Ballet, among others.

In 2012, Benjamin Millepied moved to Los Angeles and co-founded L.A. Dance Project with Charles Fabius with the vision to create a new model for a dance organisation in America, from both an artistic and economic perspective. Through new commissions, revivals of choreographic masterpieces, and efforts to support local emerging artists, foster community partnerships, and uplift dance education, L.A. Dance Project continues to serve as a central hub for audiences and artists alike with a mission to create, perform, and present exceptional and accessible dance in Los Angeles and around the world.

L.A Dance Project wishes to thank Van Cleef & Arpels for their support.

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