Programme Details

The Romeo



The Romeo

by Trajal Harrell (US/CH)

18 May 2024, Sat

19 May 2024, Sun
Victoria Theatre

Picture a dance. Let's call it the "Romeo", after Shakespeare's young lover who, in ignited enthusiasm, believed he could conquer death. Picture this dance, which would be known all over the world, although no one would know when and where it was created.

A large-scale piece for a dozen performers, Trajal Harrell forges a speculative style of dancing inspired by the primal impulse behind the desire to dance, and to transcend the here and now. It is a dance which lends its characteristics to a multitude of protagonists. As court dance, voguing pose, or pastoral dance, the Romeo has already lived a thousand lives.

No matter where the Romeo might have originated: imagine this dance that people of all origins, genders, and generations, of all temperaments and moods, dance when they face their tragedies and only dance.

Trajal Harrell will now bring it to Singapore. And maybe that’s where the story really begins.

There will be a post-show talk with the artists after Saturday's performance.


Supported by Pro Helvetia


Dancers of all levels are invited to a workshop by The Romeo's rehearsal director Ondrej Vidlar, who shares the methods, choreographic practices and performative strategies of Trajal Harrell. More information on this workshop here!


"Mesmerising and meditative at the same time" – Seeing Dance

"...a generous mythology of queer dance, oscillating between styles, eras, dominant and underground cultures" – Sceneweb

*Limited concessions available for students, NSFs and seniors.
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1h 15m

Minimum Admission age: 16 years
Advisory 16 (Some Nudity and Mature Content)
New Kyd | Artist
Frances Chiaverini | Artist
Vânia Doutel Vaz | Artist
Maria Ferreira Silva | Artist
Rob Fordeyn | Artist
Challenge Gumbodete | Artist
Thibault Lac | Artist
Christopher Matthews | Artist
Nasheeka Nedsreal | Artist
Perle Palombe | Artist
Stephen Thompson | Artist
Songhay Toldon | Artist
Ondrej Vidlar | Artist
Nadja Sofie Eller | Stage Design
Asma Maroof | Soundtrack
Stéfane Perraud | Lighting
Miriam Ibrahim | Dramaturgy
Katinka Deecke | Dramaturgy
Mathis Neuhaus | Audience Development
Björn Pätz | Touring, International Relations & Production
ART HAPPENS | Touring, International Relations & Production
Camille Charlotte Roduit | Production Assistance
Eva Lillian Wagner | Stage design assistance
Mona Eglsoer | Costume Design Assistant
Monika Annabel Zimmer | Costume Design Assistant
Maimuna Barry | Production intern
Aleksandar Sascha Dinevski | Inspection
A production by Schauspielhaus Zürich with the Schauspielhaus Zürich Dance Ensemble.
In Co-production with Festival d’Avignon, Holland Festival (Amsterdam), Singapore International Festival of Arts, Berliner Festspiele, La Villette (Paris), Festival D’Automne à Paris, Comédie de Genève, La Bâtie-Festival de Genève, La Comédie de Clermont-Ferrand scène nationale, TANDEM – Scène Nationale (Douai), December Dance - Concertgebouw and Cultuurcentrum Brugge
Supported by Trajal Harrell Schauspielhaus Zürich Dance Ensemble Fan Club & Michael Ringier
17 May 2024, Fri | 8PM

18 May 2024, Sat | 3PM & 8PM
24 May 2024, Fri | 8PM

25 May 2024, Sat | 8PM

26 May 2024, Sun | 3PM
23 & 24 May 2024, Thu & Fri | 8PM
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