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Lincoln Center Festival: ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ with Bolshoi Ballet at David H. Koch Theater

“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.

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


Cover: Ekaterina Krysanova and Vladislav Lantravonof, the Bolshoi Ballet in The Taming of the Shrew; photo: Jack Devant | Bolshoi Theatre.


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