Ruth Leon recommends…The Taming of the Shrew – Les Ballets de Monte CarloRuth Leon recommends
The Taming of the Shrew – Les Ballets de Monte Carlo
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Very funny and lighthearted (and very well danced by the Monte Carlo company), choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot doesn’t deviate too far from Shakespeare’s story while finding some new things to say about the fractious relationships between men and women in which, contrary to Shakespeare’s vision, the women nearly always end up on top.
Although largely humorous with a healthy sense of irony, the ballet tackles a fundamentally serious theme: the search for one’s better half. In a world where authenticity is eroded by convention, finding the perfect partner is no small feat, and Shakespeare’s play remains as relevant as ever. Rejecting male dominance within the couple unit, Jean-Christophe Maillot chose to focus on what’s vital in a romantic relationship.