Radio and Juliet, a ballet to the music of Radiohead

by Jonathan on June 25, 2009

Ballet never looked so cool:

“Transport into another universe of razor-sharp dancing, video effects, electronic rhythms, and beautiful melodies with Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, set to the music of Radiohead. In a rare U.S. engagement at Jacob’s Pillow Dance, this powerfully gorgeous contemporary ballet by Edward Clug, a fast-rising star and artistic director of Slovenia’s Ballet Maribor, casts superb ballet dancers to give new life to this timeless tale of conflict, fate, and love. Clug utilizes the rhythmic power of Radiohead’s dynamic compositions to propel his dancers into new emotional heights.”

The Radio and Juliet score includes “Bullet Proof I Wish I Was,” “Fitter Happier,” “How to Disappear,” and “Idioteque,” among others.

Preview the show: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvMANGrvJI0

See it July 1-5 at Jacob’s Pillow Dance: http://www.jacobspillow.org/festival/2009/07/radio-and-juliet-1/



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  • MikeH

    I’d totally go see this.. but why do they have to be showing it in the middle of Western Mass.!? Bring it to Boston!

  • JDG

    Possibly because the Berkshires are the center of high culture in Massachusetts, at least in the summer? And because Jacob’s Pillow is one of the leading dance festivals, anywhere?

  • Aimee

    What about Toronto?? I could guarantee a sold out show if they’d come here. It looks amazing. If I had known sooner, I’d have gone to MA*le sigh*

  • Cuba Daugh

    I wish there was a DVD of this performance available! Would love to see the whole show!

  • Ewc78

    I saw this at the U.S. premier in Pittsburgh back in 2008. It was absolutely stunning. I would see it again in a heartbeat.

  • Caseys

    anyone know the complete score for this?

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