‘Romeo and Juliet’
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San Francisco Ballet performs ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts

‘Romeo and Juliet’
The San Francisco Ballet performs Helgi Tomasson’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s tale of star-crossed lovers at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Maria Kochetkova and Joan Boada
Juliet (Maria Kochetkova) and Romeo (Joan Boada) dance together in a scene from the San Francisco Ballet performance at Segerstrom Hall in Costa Mesa. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Maria Kochetkova and Joan Boada
Maria Kochetkova and Joan Boada play the star-crossed lovers in “Romeo and Juliet” at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Joan Boada as Romeo
Romeo (Joan Boada) pledges his love to a balcony-bound Juliet (Maria Kochetkova) in a scene from the San Francisco Ballet production of Helgi Tomasson’s adaptation of the Shakespeare masterpiece, at Segerstrom Hall in Costa Mesa. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Maria Kochetkova and Joan Boada
Juliet (Maria Kochetkova) dances with Romeo (Joan Boada) in the San Francisco Ballet production at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Maria Kochetkova and Joan Boada
Juliet (Maria Kochetkova) and Romeo (Joan Boada) celebrate their love at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Joan Boada performs
Joan Boada goes airborne in San Francisco Ballet’s production of “Romeo and Juliet” at Segerstrom Hall in Costa Mesa. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Tybalt versus Romeo
Tybalt (Damian Smith, left) confronts Romeo (Joan Boada) in a scene from Tomasson’s adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet” at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Maria Kochetkova and Joan Boada
Romeo (Joan Boada), believing his Juliet (Maria Kochetkova) is dead, is overcome with grief, in San Francisco Ballet’s production of “Romeo and Juliet” at Segerstrom Hall in Costa Mesa. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Star-crossed lovers
Romeo (Joan Boada) collapses at the foot of a comatose Juliet (Maria Kochetkova) in San Francisco Ballet’s production of Tomasson’s adaptation of the Shakespeare classic, at Segerstrom Hall in Costa Mesa. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Maria Kochetkova and Joan Boada
After waking to find Romeo (Joan Boada) dead, Juliet (Maria Kochetkova) cries to the heavens in San Francisco Ballet’s production of the classic in Costa Mesa. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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