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Natalie Weir


Venue Riverside Theatre
Dates 16 May - 18 May 2013

Love plays a major role in all our lives, but as Shakespeare knew all too well, does not always guarantee a fairy-tale ending.

Set across three different eras, and telling three different versions of events, R&J turns the classic story of Romeo and Juliet on its head, cutting to the essence of what is real, human and inevitable.

Winner of Outstanding Achievement in Choreography at the 2012 Australian Dance Awards, R&J reinforces the notion that love – no matter what age you are, or what era you live in – is eternal, and its power, everlasting.

With music composed by John Babbage and recorded by prolific music ensemble Topology, R&J celebrates contemporary performance at its most bold and powerful.

“R&J is love interrupted, love you can’t live without and love you have to. This is Romeo and Juliet for our times.” The Courier Mail

COMPOSER: John Babbage
MUSIC: Topology
DESIGNER: Bruce McKinven
PERFORMERS: Expressions Dance Company

Dates & Times:

8:00pm, Thursday 16 May 2013
8:00pm, Friday 17 May 2013
2:00pm, Saturday 18 May 2013
8:00pm, Saturday 18 May 2013

Adult $47, Conc. $42, F/T Student $30, Youth 30&U $37*

*Transaction fees apply

Produced by Expressions Dance Company & Queensland Performing Arts Centre.

EDC has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
The Australian Government is proud to be associated with this tour through the national performing arts touring program, Playing Australia, which gives Australian across the country the opportunity to see some of our best performing arts.
Tour managed and coordinated by arTour, an initiative supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.


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60 minutes (No interval)

Ticket Prices

Adult $47
Concession $42
F/T Student $30
Youth 30&U $37

Transaction fees apply

Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $4.00