“Radio & Juliet:” my uncertainty towards this work started with the title. Set to the music of Radiohead and based around scenes from Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, the name felt ominously uninventive—but then titles are rarely a strong point in dance.
Edward Watson and Olga Smirnova in “McGregor + Mugler.” Photograph by Sasha Gusov
The son of a painter and a set designer, director/choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot was, it seems, destined to have a life in the theater. Born and raised in Tours, in central France, in 1960, he studied dance and piano at the Conservatoire Nacional de Région de Tours before joining the Rosella Hightower International School of Dance in Cannes.Continue Reading