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Jean-Christophe Maillot’s inspired adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew won 2 Masques d’Ors (best choreographic show, best male dancer (Petruchio) and best female dancer) and has toured the world to great acclaim since it was created for the Bolshoi in 2013. Now Maillot’s own Monte Carlo Ballet bring this “funny, fast-witted version” (The Guardian) to the screen, with a fresh and witty re-interpretation of the combative relationship between Katherine and Petruchio as they fight to find true love. Set against an inspired selection of some of Shostakovich’s most memorable music, this is one of the finest “Shakespeare ballets” and not to be missed.
“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