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Los Angeles Ballet's 'Romeo and Juliet' a happy alliance between dance families

Los Angeles Ballet's 'Romeo and Juliet' a happy alliance between dance families

The Montagues and Capulets may be feuding once again, but in Los Angeles Ballet's forthcoming production of "Romeo and Juliet," Shakespeare's tragic love story is a happier family affair.

The company, led by husband-wife team Thordal Christensen and Colleen Neary, concludes its 10th-anniversary season by being the first American troupe to mount choreographer Frederick Ashton's "Romeo and Juliet." The piece will be directed by Peter Schaufuss, whose mother and father danced the roles of Juliet and Mercutio in Ashton's original 1955 production for the Royal Danish Ballet.

"We have a real family tradition with this ballet," Schaufuss...

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