Melbourne Ballet Co. Guernica

GENRE | Dance

Guernica is a tragic love story inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, set in the Spanish Civil War. In this atmosphere of destruction and sense of fear, when the darkness takes over, two young characters find the light in their hearts: a wonderful love story, inspired by Shakespeare’s tragedy, which becomes the fulcrum of this narration.

With the illusion of being able to deal with the dark reality that surround them, the two lovers believe that the feeling of bliss found in their love can win out against this evident human cruelty. Outside the narrative, the central inspiration behind Artistic Director Simon Hoy’s Guernica is Picasso’s arresting 1937 master-work “The Guernica” which to this day predominates as one of the most powerful antiwar symbols.

“You will not get a cheap version of mainstream productions with the Melbourne Ballet Company.

The small cast brought a strong stage presence, with Hoy’s signature lyrical movements brought to life by the brilliant artistry of the dancers. The simple, colourful costumes were a modern take on the era.” SYN  MELBOURNE 

Music by Sergei Prokofiev

Event Information


05 August 2017 -
05 August 2017




Horsham Town Hall | Theatre
Phone | 03 5382 9555


80 Minutes including interval


$40 Full
$35 Concession
$35 Student

2017 | Horsham Town Hall Season Subscriber
$35 Full
$30 Concession

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