In this original dance piece inspired by the classic tale of the star-crossed lovers, Kimberley Cooper has created a new world for these themes of love and violence to wrestle and play.
Adapted by Cory Bowles with original live music by Nick Fraser, this work breathes new life into one of Shakespeare’s best-known and loved works.
Says Kimberley Cooper, DJD artistic director, “It is still recognizable, but not in the traditional way. I find this story to be so seductive, and because it is so well-known, that gave us permission to dive into and invent different ideas. My hope is that the audience will find delight in the twists and turns we took in the re-imagining of this passionate and tragic tale.”
DJD is one of the only companies worldwide with jazz dance and music as its raison d’être. Performing both in its hometown of Calgary and on tour across Canada and beyond, DJD has produced more than 60 original works since its inception in 1984, many with live music. The company’s high-energy, unique style has caused people to describe their work as “music for the eyes.”