November 16, 2011 was the opening night of The National Ballet of Canada’s Romeo and Juliet.
Romeo and Juliet has been part of the National Ballet’s repertoire since it debuted in 1964. To mark the National Ballet’s 60th anniversary, choreographer Alexei Ratmansky was commisioned to create an entirely new production.
Here’s a refresher on the history of Romeo and Juliet at the National Ballet of Canada:
Earl Kraul and Galina Samtsova in Romeo and Juliet care of The National Ballet’s archives