NYC BALLET Original Poster * ROMEO & JULIET * 2' x 3' Rare 2009 Mint Condition. Large Original Color Poster for the New York City Ballet 2009 Romeo & Juliet in Limited Engagement for 5 performances only ( May 15 , 16 , 17 , 19 , 21 ) featuring a beautifully designed illustration graphic of dancers in small silhouette shaped as a sword. New York City Ballet (often referred to as just City Ballet or by its initials, NYCB) is a ballet company founded in 1933 by choreographer George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein with musical director Leon Barzin. The company grew from an earlier troupe known as the Ballet Society. After The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet is perhaps the most choreographed ballet of the last 60 years. Most versions are set to Sergei Prokofiev’s lush 1935 score, although some choreographers have used music by Tschaikovsky, Berlioz, and Delius. In May 2007, Romeo + Juliet, a sumptuous new production of Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy choreographed by Peter Martins, entered the repertory of New York City Ballet. While Mr. Martin’s work utilizes Prokofiev’s score, the choreographer, following City Ballet tradition, has streamlined the action into two acts with one intermission (instead of the usual three acts). And also in NYCB tradition, his ballet focuses on speed and virtuosity and showcases young company dancers in the lead roles. Says Mr. Martins, “The production is to honor the 100th birthday of NYCB co-founder Lincoln Kirstein so we are also using teachers and student from the School of American Ballet, which Lincoln helped found, as well.” The costumes and scenery are designed by acclaimed Danish artist, Per Kirkeby, who also collaborated with Peter Martins on the choreographer’s 1996 NYCB production of Swan Lake. Kirkeby’s use of jewel tones and stained glass scenic effects pay homage to artist Georges Rouault and his work for George Balanchine in the 1929 Constructivist-inspired Ballets Russes production of Prodigal Son. So, too, does the movable unit set that allows scenes to change before one’s eyes, the action moving seamlessly from a bustling town square to Juliet’s bedroom, from a ball room to a moonlit balcony. But above all, this is a production filled with dance, drama, and movement: passionate pas de deux, group dances by turns stately and exuberant, and realistic sword fights that will take your breath away. This Original Poster is Large wall size ( 2' foot wide by 3' foot high ) and gently pre-folded from the factory in the center. It is printed on thick heavy chrome-coat poster stock paper in Beautiful Brilliant , Razor-sharp 6 Color production. This is the Official New York City Ballet Poster of the 2009 Production of Romeo & Juliet and is printed in Limited Edition. Rare , Authentic , New York City Ballet Collectible Poster ~ ready for framing , or simply hang as is. Great for a Rehearsal or Dance Studio , Living Room , Den or Office. Will be rolled and shipped in a heavy duty tube by Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation / Tracking. This Poster is in Mint Condition. Please email with any questions before purchasing if you are unsure about something. We ONLY accept Money Orders , Cashiers Checks or U.S. Cash as payment ( we do NOT accept personal checks or online payment at all ). Please email about local pick-up , we are located in NYC in Times Square. All International Customers MUST email us before purchasing this item.