Compagnia Naturalis Labor

Romeo y Julieta tango

For twelve dancers and a quintet of musicians

A show inspired by the well known shakespearean tragedy. Contemporary dance and tango interact to give birth to an increasingly compelling show, featuring fantastic dancers and “argentinian tangueros”.

The show is foreseen to provide live music by a quintet of musicians.

“…Come night, come Romeo, come thou night in day. For thou wilt lie upon the wings of night, whiter than new snow on a raven's back.
Come gentle night, come loving black brow'd night, give me my Romeo, and when he shall die, take him and cut him out in little stars, and he will make the face of heaven so fine that all the world will be in love with night and pay no worship to the garish sun. ” (Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Act 3, Scene II)

After the show it is possible to arrange a “Milonga” in the theatre foyer for those who are keen on tango.


Choreography and direction Luciano Padovani

with Ludovica e Matteo Antonietti, Marcelo Ballonzo, Tobias Bert, Jessica D'Angelo, Loredana De Brasi, Giannalberto De Filippis, Elena Garis, Silvio Grand, Elisa Mucchi, Marco Pericoli, Selene Scarpolini

Tango music live performed by Cuarteto Tipico Tango Spleen
Mariano Speranza, piano and direction
Francesco Bruno, bandoneon
Andrea Marras, violin
Gian Luca Ravaglia, doublebass

Costume Designer Lucia Lapolla
Set Designer Antonio Panzuto
Light designer Carlo Cerri

A Naturalis Labor production

Co-produce by
Teatro Comunale di Ferrara, Teatro Verdi di Pisa and Teatro La Fenice di Senigallia / Amat with the support of Mibact / Region Veneto / Arc Dance / Vicenza Province / City of Vicenza


A very good work! this tango version of the eternal story of Romeo and Juliet, that the choreographer Luciano Padovani created for his company, Naturalis Labor
Silvia Poletti Danza & Danza

Ninety minutes flowing fast and feverish. The show is a triumph
Athos Tromboni, La Nuova di Ferrara

A fascinating show

A perfect blend of tango and dance
E. Romanelli