Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo II
The Generalife Theatre
Sunday 19 July 22:30 Dance


Sous la Présidence de S.A.R. La Princesse de Hanovre

Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo

Jean-Christophe Maillot



The Taming of the Shrew

Ballet in 2 acts on William Shakespeare’s work, with music by Dmitri Shostakovich


Choreography: Jean-Christophe Maillot

Assistant to Choreographer: Bernice Coppieters

Music: Dmitri Shostakovich

Stage: Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Lighting: Dominique Drillot

Video: Dominique Drillot y Matthieu Stefani

Costumes: Augustin Maillot

Costume Assistant: Jean-Michel Lainé

Argument: Jean Rouaud (on William Shakespeare)

Spanish Premiere

Duration: 1 hour 50 minutes (including an intermission)

Previous performance: 18 July

With the grant from the Patronato de la Alhambra y Generalife

Shakespeare in Love

The director of the famous Monegasque company, Jean-Christophe Maillot, created this ballet for the Bolshoi in 2014 and thus became the first foreign choreographer who had worked with the prestigious Moscow group for 279 years. The highly eventful story of the marriage between Petruchio and Catalina that William Shakespeare published at the end of the 16th century, is dressed in this choreography with elegant minimalist costumes and a stage space designed mostly in white, a predominant colour in Maillot’s works. With a neoclassical language tiptoeing on a sparkling score, the passionate plot of The Taming of the Shrew in the hands of this prolific choreographer translates not into a man-woman struggle, but into the encounter of two strong personalities who see themselves reflected into one another.