“Furiously funny battle of the sexes…bold and fast-witted.”
Guardian (U.K.)

The Bolshoi is “at the top of its game” (Telegraph, U.K.) in acclaimed choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot’s effervescent production of The Taming of the Shrew. Set to a tapestry of Shostakovich’s most colorful music, Shakespeare’s famously chauvinistic comedy is transformed into a battle of wits between two equally feisty individuals: stormy individualist Katherina and smug bad boy Petruchio. With their signature bravura, the Bolshoi’s incomparable dancers bring to hilarious life all of the fawning, preening, and hypocrisy that well-born Kate finds so tiresome—and that ultimately makes the rough-edged outsider Petruchio seem so appealing to her.

The Taming of the Shrew

Bolshoi Ballet

Ballet in two acts by Jean-Christophe Maillot

July 26–30 David H. Koch Theater

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New York City Ballet Orchestra

Conductor Igor Dronov

 

Choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot

Assistant to Choreographer Bernice Coppieters

Set Design Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Costume Design Augustin Maillot

Assistant to Costume Designer Jean-Michel Laîné

Lighting & Video Projection Dominique Drillot

Assistant Stefani Matthieu

Dramatist Jean Rouaud

Répétiteurs Yan Godovsky, Victor Barykin, Josu Zabala

Music Director Igor Dronov

Made possible in part by The Harkness Foundation for Dance

 

Bolshoi Ballet gratefully acknowledges the support of its General Sponsor, Credit Suisse

 

Performance length: 2 hours 5 minutes