From April 1 to 3, the Dayton Ballet and Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra performed Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet with original choreography by Septime Webre, at the Schuster Center in Dayton Ohio. A free pre-concert discussion, “Love, Censorship, Art and the State: Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet,” took place on March 30 at the University of Dayton, with panelists from the university’s history, music, and English departments. As part of an ongoing partnership between the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance and the University of Dayton, all first-year students enrolled in humanities courses attended the Dayton Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet performance on April 3. On April 21, a free public discussion entitled “(Re)Composing Romeo and Juliet” will also be held at the University of Dayton. Romeo and Juliet is the focus of the university’s third annual Rites.Rights.Writes program, a university-wide arts initiative. The Dayton Philharmonic, Dayton Ballet, and Dayton Opera are part of the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance, formed in 2012.
Posted April 4, 2016