The Taming of the Shrew ballet

22 March, Tuesday, 19:00

The 14th International Ballet Festival DANCE OPEN

Rather than a macho handbook, «The Taming of the Shrew» can be construed as an encounter between two strong personalities, who recognize one another at last. If they are abrupt, obnoxious, it stems from their solitude; they are fundamentally different from the society they live in, albatrosses among sparrows, and their excesses signal that they have yet to find a partner to match.

This production of the famous choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot is a brand new page of his artistic life: for years he was staging ballets only for his company, sometimes commissioning some of them to other companies. The Taming of the Shrew was created exclusively for the Bolshoi Ballet, customized for its dancers.

For the first time this «hit» leaves its original stage: «The Taming of the Shrew» will be shown at the Alexandrinsky theatre on April 24 and 25 in frames of the DANCE OPEN festival.  

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04 March 2015

The 14th International Ballet Festival DANCE OPEN


It has been already a tradition: every spring St. Petersburg and guests of the city are in anticipation of one of the most significant and spectacular events of the international ballet calendar – the DANCE OPEN Festival. This year it will take place on 21 – 27 April, 2015.