Al Shams theater
Romeo, Romeo, Romeo
Dance is a mating ritual. Even in today’s world, dance continues to play a central role in how many of us find a mate.
This dance production for four Romeos (one of whom is performed by a woman) explores the idea of dance as a thrillingly up close and personal form of courtship.
Each spectator can slip into the role of Juliet and witness the dancers’ struggles to impress — with their artistry, charm, athleticism, slick moves and at times nothing more than naked desperation.
Choreography: Joshua Monten
Dance: Konstantinos Kranidiotis, Max Makowski, Noa Van Tichel, Jack Wignall
Dramaturgy: Guy Cools
Stage Design: Romy Springsguth
Costume Design: Catherine Voeffray
Lighting Design: Mirjam Berger
Technician: Amandine Baldi
Music Consultant: Moritz Alfons
Produced By: Verein Tough Love
Coproduced By: Dampfzentrale Bern, Kunsten Op Straat/Werkplaats Diepenheim
Spoken Text: Ziad Hajir
This program is support by Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, Pro Helvetia Cairo, Kultur Stadt Bern, SWISSLOS / Culture Canton de Berne.
The Swiss-American choreographer Joshua Monten was born near New York City and studied literature and cultural anthropology at Duke University before beginning his dance studies. In 2012 Joshua founded his own dance company which has subsequently given hundreds performances at festivals and theaters around the world. Joshua regularly choreographs for ballet, opera, theater and freelance dance productions.