Choreographer Benjamin Millepied frees “Romeo and Juliet” from stereotypes

Choreographer Benjamin Millepied frees Romeo and Juliet from stereotypes

These days, the French choreographer is stopping over in Paris. With his Los Angeles troupe (LA Dance Project), he signs a Romeo and Juliet resolutely modern and free from stereotypes. It places Shakespeare’s plot in today’s urban world and entrusts the title roles depending on the evening to two men, two women or a mixed couple.

He is a choreographer who is dancing on more than one foot in this season. At 45, Benjamin Millepied has just shot his first feature film, is preparing a world creation with ten dancers and a visual artist, a solo and a dance festival for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Carmen Lunsmann met him during the general of Romeo and Juliet to the musical Seine.

Romeo and JulietProkofiev’s ballet revisited by Benjamin Millepied is to be discovered at the Seine Musicale until September 25 and on tour next spring.