Win tickets to the Opening Night performance of Expressions Dance Company’s award-winning R&J at Riverside Theatres, Parramatta Sydney.
Contemporary choreographer Natalie Weir’s R&J turns the classic story of Romeo and Juliet on its head, cutting to the essence of what is real, human and inevitable. Love plays a major role in all our lives, but as Shakespeare knew too well, it does not always guarantee a fairytale ending.
Set across three different eras, and telling three different versions of events, R&J shows us how unpredictable fate can be. The first story, set in a modern day city, is brutal and contemporary; the second, set in more ancient times, captures the romance of young love escalating towards a tragic end; while the third and final story, set in domestic bliss in suburbia in the 50s, is touching in its realism.
Playing at Riverside Theatres from Thursday, 16 until Saturday, 18 May, R&J celebrates contemporary performance at its most bold and powerful. For more information, visit www.riversideparramatta.com.au.
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Win tickets to Opening Night of Slava’s Snowshow at Theatre Royal, Sydney.
The multi award-winning international sensation Slava’s Snowshow storms into Australia for a limited season playing in Sydney from 11 to 23 June then travelling to Brisbane 26 to 30 June, Canberra 3 to 7 July and finishing in Melbourne, playing from 17 to 28 July.
Since its creation by renowned Russian clown Slava Polunin in 1993, Slava’s Snowshow has played to millions of people in more than 30 countries and 120 cities.
Slava’s Snowshow is a fusion of traditional and contemporary theatrical clowning arts, and a beautifully crafted visual spectacle loved by children and adults alike. The show brilliantly creates a world of wonderment and fantasy that transports the audience to a joyous dream-like place.
Polunin created his Snowshow following his sensational performance as part of Cirque du Soleil’s Alegria, drawing on the influence of artists such as Charlie Chaplin, Marcel Marceau and Leonid Engibarov. He and his company of clowns have taken clowning out of the world of circus, and brought it into the theatre.
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Photo (top): Expressions Dance Company in R&J.