Dury’s version of Shakespeare’s most known love tragedy shows two conscious adults and two families, two languages, representing different cultural groups: contemporary dance mixed with the traditional Spanish dance. The choreography develops new movements and uses traditional aspects -such as “castañuelas”, fans or the “bata de cola“ dress- become contemporary tools in a rich exchange between the codes of Spanish dance, flamenco and contemporary dance.
This new version of Romeo and Juliet proposes a new reading beyond gender characteristics playing with the characters, exchanging female and male roles. Romeo and Juliet are not two crazy teenagers. They are aware of their tragedy and they know that for them the miscegenation is impossible. Death hangs over them.