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Inspired adaptation of Taming of the Shrew

Author: Opus Arte

Jean-Christophe Maillot's inspired adaptation of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew in a new version by Maillot's own Les Ballets de Monte Carlo.

  • La Megere apprivoisee | Copyright: © Alice Blangero

    La Megere apprivoisee © Alice Blangero

  • La Megere apprivoisee | Copyright: © Alice Blangero

    La Megere apprivoisee © Alice Blangero

Jean-Christophe Maillot’s inspired adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew won three Masques d’Ors (best choreographic show, best male dancer (Petruchio) and best female dancer (Katherine)) and has toured the world to great acclaim since it was created for the Bolshoi in 2013. Now Maillot’s own Monte Carlo Ballet brings this “funny, fast-witted version” (The Guardian) to the screen, with a fresh and witty reinterpretation of the combative relationship between Katherine and Petruchio as they fight to find true love. Set to an inspired selection of some of Shostakovich’s most memorable music, this is one of the finest “Shakespeare ballets” and not to be missed. This is a production by Telmondis, directed for the screen by Louise Narboni.

“The Taming of the Shrew conveys 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.” (Jean-Christophe Maillot)

“Maillot’s work is generally replete with a sense of irony and eroticism… The production was excellent…” (Dance Tabs)

Genre ballet
Production year 2020
Choreography by Jean-Christophe Maillot
Production Telmondis
TV Director Louise Narboni
Stage Director Jean-Christophe Maillot
Composer Dimitri Shostakovich
Dance Company Monte Carlo Ballet
Original title La megere apprivoisee
Orchestra / Band Orchestre philharmonique de Monte Carlo
Conductor Igor Dronov
Distribution VOD Naxos Rights (Europe) Ltd
Distribution homevideo / DVD Naxos Rights (Europe) Ltd

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