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Radio & Juliet: Radiohead meets Shakespeare in Zagreb this weekend

Radio & Juliet: Radiohead meets Shakespeare in Zagreb this weekend

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Part of the proceeds from ticket sales for the ballet rock spectacle, which will feature Ukrainian ballet champions Ivan Žuravljov and Olga Timoševa on March 19, will be donated to Ukraine.

Radio & Juliet, an hour-long dance sensation ballet accompanied by the music of the band Radiohead, and will be performing in Zagreb for the second time on Saturday, March 19 at the Vatroslav Lisinski concert hall. 

Directed by Romanian dancer and choreographer Edward Clug, Radio & Juliet is a rendition of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet set to the music of Radiohead. 

Radio & Juliet: Radiohead meets Shakespeare in Zagreb this weekend

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Since 2005 Radio and Juliet has travelled and performed in the Netherlands, Italy, Singapore, Korea, Israel, Canada, United States, Russia, Ukraine, Brazil, Serbia and Croatia.

Ballet soloist Ivan Žuravljov, director of the Ukrainian Classical Ballet and artistic director of the production company Artentainment will play the role of Tibald in Radio & Juliet, while his wife, the star of contemporary dance, Olga Timoševa will play the role of Julia.

Radio & Juliet: Radiohead meets Shakespeare in Zagreb this weekend

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“First of all, the realisation of the project itself was questionable, and together with Siniša Josipović from Artentainment and other organisers, we thought for a long time about the possibility and manner of implementation, so that we could do it. Fortunately, we managed to reach an agreement with Maribor’s Slovenian National Theatre and Edward Clug, who enabled us to collaborate with the Theatre’s dancers, so now in cooperation with three countries, Croatia, Slovenia and Ukraine, we are preparing a spectacle for Lisinski. We are extremely grateful to them,” said Žuravljov.

Radio & Juliet: Radiohead meets Shakespeare in Zagreb this weekend

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The entire score of the ballet are songs performed by the British rock band Radiohead. Most of the music is taken from albums OK Computer and Kid A. The robotic voice from the album OK Computer matches the robotic choreography and is used for a solo by Juliet. The ballet uses 11 Radiohead songs.

Radio & Juliet: Radiohead meets Shakespeare in Zagreb this weekend

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Tickets, priced from 150 to 300 kuna, are available at the Lisinski box office and online HERE.

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