©Alice Blangero
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The Taming of the Shrew

J-Ch. Maillot

An epic ballet created by Jean-Christophe Maillot in 2014 for the Bolshoi dancers, The Taming of the Shrew was awarded three 3 Masques d'Ors (best choreographic show, best male dancer (Petruchio) and best female dancer) and is currently on a world tour. The ballet is back in Monaco, and will be performed by the Ballets de Monte-Carlo for the public's delectation. 

"I wanted to convey the idea that there's someone for everyone, irrespective of who or what you are. Who can judge a relationship with an outside eye? Love works in mysterious ways, and it isn't for us to question it." J-Ch. Maillot


Ballet in 2 acts
Choreography: Jean-Christophe Maillot
Music: Dimitri Chostakovitch
Scenography: Ernest Pignon-Ernest
Lighting: Dominique Drillot
Costumes : Augustin Maillot
Argument: Jean Rouaud d’après William Shakespeare
Assistant to Choreographer: Bernice Coppieters
Premiere held on July 4th 2014, Bolshoi theatre, Moscow, Russia

With the participation of the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Lawrence Foster & Kalle Kuusava