“A powerful performance along with a visually and symbolically rich adaptation.”
Marie Fradette, Le Devoir
Montreal’s DynamO Théâtre, one of Canada’s most renowned and revered Circus/Theatre companies, returns to Vancouver with a new take on Shakespeare’s magnificent and tragic love story in What If Romeo & Juliet…
In this physical theatre performance, DynamO Théâtre re-imagines Shakespeare’s timeless and troubling Romeo and Juliet through Theatre of Acrobatic Movement. True to the company’s celebrated forte, What If Romeo & Juliet… expresses the rivalry of the Capulet and Montague families through the poetry of movement, the refinement of the bard’s words, an alluring lighting design and a powerful soundscape. Questions revolve around universal themes of love, hate, freedom, death and rivalry.
Could there be another ending to this beloved and famous tale?
- Written by Jackie Gosselin
- Dramaturg Kim Selody
- Co-produced by Presentation House Theatre and DynamO Théâtre
- Co-produced by Presentation House Theatre and Kay Meek Centre
“The power of love and hate does not come through the subtlety of the words, but through the lighting – ebbing back and forth between bright red and bright white – the music, the movement and especially the acrobatics, a DynamO Théâtre forte . . . ” Marie Fradette, Le Devoir, May 2017
Throughout its original productions, DynamO Théâtre has shown great sensitivity in portraying the feelings young people experience and the situations they face, which sometimes seem complicated. What if Romeo & Juliet … continues along the same lines by having the space throb thanks to a love story that is not as impossible as it may seem…” Daphné Bathalon, L’espace Mon Théâtre, May 2017
About DynamO Théâtre
Based in Montreal, DynamO Théâtre is an internationally renowned theatre company whose work focuses on developing, producing and performing Theatre of Acrobatic Movement and Clowning productions for families and young audiences. Since it began in 1981, DynamO Théâtre has produced 22 Canadian plays and given more than 4,500 performances in 29 countries on 5 continents for over 1.5 million spectators. Its tours have spanned Quebec and Canada, more than 40 American states and 15 European countries. The company has been invited to 33 festivals worldwide.