Under the Presidency of H.R.H. the Princess of Hanover
Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo
The Taming of the Shrew
Dance 
27 – 28 Feb 2020
Under the Presidency of H.R.H. the Princess of Hanover
Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo
The Taming of the Shrew
Dance 
27 – 28 Feb 2020
Photo by Alice Blangero
Photo by Alice Blangero
Photo by Alice Blangero
Photo by Alice Blangero
Photo by Alice Blangero
Photo by Alice Blangero
Under the Presidency of H.R.H. the Princess of Hanover
Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo
The Taming of the Shrew
Dance 
27 – 28 Feb 2020

Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo
The Taming of the Shrew

An epic ballet created by Jean-Christophe Maillot in 2014 for the Bolshoi Ballet, The Taming of the Shrew was awarded three Masques d’Ors in Moscow. Although largely humorous with a healthy sense of irony, the ballet tackles a fundamentally serious theme: the search for one’s better half. In a world where authenticity is eroded by convention, finding the perfect partner is no small feat, and Shakespeare’s play remains as relevant as ever. Rejecting male dominance within the couple unit, Jean-Christophe Maillot chooses to focus on what’s vital in a romantic relationship.

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An epic ballet created by Jean-Christophe Maillot in 2014 for the Bolshoi Ballet, The Taming of the Shrew was awarded three Masques d’Ors in Moscow. Although largely humorous with a healthy sense of irony, the ballet tackles a fundamentally serious theme: the search for one’s better half. In a world where authenticity is eroded by convention, finding the perfect partner is no small feat, and Shakespeare’s play remains as relevant as ever. Rejecting male dominance within the couple unit, Jean-Christophe Maillot chooses to focus on what’s vital in a romantic relationship.
Virtuosity and subtle humour in every gesture
A new take on Shakespeare’s vivid but controversial play

“A rollicking, rumbustious and romantic production” ★★★★ The Times

“Great fun and fast paced...everyone enjoyed dancing in it.” ★★★★★ Bachtrack

An epic ballet created by Jean-Christophe Maillot in 2014 for the Bolshoi Ballet, The Taming of the Shrew was awarded three Masques d’Ors in Moscow. This brilliant production is now danced by Maillot’s own dance company – Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo.

Although largely humorous with a healthy sense of irony, the ballet tackles a fundamentally serious theme: the search for one’s better half. In a world where authenticity is eroded by convention, finding the perfect partner is no small feat, and Shakespeare’s play remains as relevant as ever. Rejecting male dominance within the couple unit, Jean-Christophe Maillot chooses to focus on what’s vital in a romantic relationship.

Maillot has chosen an impressive collection of Shostakovich’s music – taken from several of the composer’s film scores and symphonies – as his composite score, which has been co-ordinated effectively to provide an outstanding composition that works as if created directly for the ballet.

Ernest Pignon-Ernest’s design includes a central staircase that separates at various points on the set, while Dominique Drillot enriches the stage with 3-D mosaic lighting. Together with the modern costumes from Augustin Maillot, this splendid ballet production is sure to enthral the spectators from beginning to end.

Choreography
Jean-Christophe Maillot

Music
Dmitri Shostakovich

Set Designer
Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Lighting Designer
Dominique Drillot

Costumes Designer
Augustin Maillot

Dramaturg
Jean Rouaud
(Based on William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew)

Assistant to Choreographer
Bernice Coppieters

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Virtuosity and subtle humour in every gesture
A new take on Shakespeare’s vivid but controversial play

“A rollicking, rumbustious and romantic production” ★★★★ The Times

“Great fun and fast paced...everyone enjoyed dancing in it.” ★★★★★ Bachtrack

An epic ballet created by Jean-Christophe Maillot in 2014 for the Bolshoi Ballet, The Taming of the Shrew was awarded three Masques d’Ors in Moscow. This brilliant production is now danced by Maillot’s own dance company – Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo.

Although largely humorous with a healthy sense of irony, the ballet tackles a fundamentally serious theme: the search for one’s better half. In a world where authenticity is eroded by convention, finding the perfect partner is no small feat, and Shakespeare’s play remains as relevant as ever. Rejecting male dominance within the couple unit, Jean-Christophe Maillot chooses to focus on what’s vital in a romantic relationship.

Maillot has chosen an impressive collection of Shostakovich’s music – taken from several of the composer’s film scores and symphonies – as his composite score, which has been co-ordinated effectively to provide an outstanding composition that works as if created directly for the ballet.

Ernest Pignon-Ernest’s design includes a central staircase that separates at various points on the set, while Dominique Drillot enriches the stage with 3-D mosaic lighting. Together with the modern costumes from Augustin Maillot, this splendid ballet production is sure to enthral the spectators from beginning to end.
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Choreography
Jean-Christophe Maillot

Music
Dmitri Shostakovich

Set Designer
Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Lighting Designer
Dominique Drillot

Costumes Designer
Augustin Maillot

Dramaturg
Jean Rouaud
(Based on William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew)

Assistant to Choreographer
Bernice Coppieters