Sponsored by MIFA Victory Theatre
Date: April 21 & 23, 2016
Venue: Kirby Memorial Theater, Amherst College, 220 South Pleasant St., Amherst, MA
Tickets: FREE and no reservations required.
Dance Opera: “I Capuleti e i Montecchi" ("The Capulets and the Montagues")
Amherst College Theater and Dance Department, in collaboration with the Idan Cohen Dance Company of Israel, presents I Capuleti e i Montecchi (The Capulets and the Montagues) dance opera! Based on the same Italian sources as Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. In this version, the Capuleti and Montecchi are rival political factions not, as described by Shakespeare, “two households, both alike in dignity.”
The production is supported in part by the Israeli Consulate (NYC), The Pais Foundation (Israel), Asylum Arts, a global network for Jewish Culture, Amherst College Faculty Research Award Program, Amherst College Theater, and Dance Department, Amherst College Hillel, Amherst College Office of Jewish Advisor, a grant from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and MIFA Victory Theatre.