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 Katharina 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.
“Furiously funny battle of the sexes…bold and fast-witted.”– Guardian (U.K.)
July 26–30 David H. Koch Theater
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.
Endowment support for the Lincoln Center Festival 2017 presentation of The Taming of the Shrew is provided by Blavatnik Family Foundation Fund for Dance.
Performance length: 2 hours 5 minutes