Love and swordplay

<i>Romeo and Juliet</i>: Star-crossed lovers, intrigue and sword fights, with dancing.

Romeo and Juliet: Star-crossed lovers, intrigue and sword fights, with dancing.

Photo By jay mather

Romeo & Juliet, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; $15-$63. Sacramento Ballet at the Community Center Theater, 1301 L Street; (916) 808-5181; Through February 13.

Sacramento Community Center Theater

1301 L St.
Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 808-5291

Sacramento Ballet co-artistic director Ron Cunningham calls it “the absolute best choreography of my career.” For most artists, that might not mean much, but Cunningham’s stellar career has a lot of highlights, including ballets like A Streetcar Named Desire and Carmina Burana, so when he speaks that highly of a piece, you know it’s got to be something special. And it couldn’t have better timing; with performances the weekend before Valentine’s Day, Romeo & Juliet offers a great way to kick off the celebration of romantic love. Insiders tell us that this production will showcase the talents of the male dancers with some seriously athletic dancing that includes feats of derring-do—and sword fights! A little romance, a little action and a few tears: It’s what love is all about.