Yr.6, with Mrs Saunders, Miss McKune, Ms Bekir and Mme Bourget, were delighted to have the opportunity go to the Royal Opera House last Thursday for a modern production of Romeo and Juliet. This was with spoken word and classical music, but with a modern twist. The dancers wore black trousers and white shirts, a modern style of dress.
The production used a black stage and background, with Shakespeare's words projected onto the backdrop.
It also had a huge chandelier made of upside down glasses, which provided the only colour on stage, as coloured lights were projected through it.
With black benches carried on stage by the dancers several pairs of Romeo and Juliet's danced, we knew this from their names on the back of their t-shirts. Monochrome projections adorned the back ground,
En pointe dancing in the balcony scene under a bright spot light showed the classical training of the dancers. The dancers used their bodies and voices throughout the production. The chandelier turned red as Juliet was carried off. "Thus with a kiss I die". The chandelier smashed to the ground bringing a dramatic end to a tragic play.
A big thank you to Mrs Saunders for organising this educational visit and even bigger thank you to Year Six for their mature behaviour during a challenging performance.