The Taming of the Shrew by Bolshoi Ballet

The Taming of the Shrew by Bolshoi Ballet
The Taming of the Shrew by Bolshoi Ballet
Ballet in two acts by Jean-Christophe Maillot

“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 Katharina 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.

Venue: David H. Koch Theater

The David H. Koch Theater is a traditional proscenium theater with seating for 2,544. Part of New York’s famed Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts complex, the theater occupies the south side of the main plaza (at Columbus Avenue & 63rd Street) that it shares with the Metropolitan Opera House and Avery Fisher Hall. The David H. Koch Theater is home to New York City Ballet.

The theater, designed by architects Philip Johnson and John Burgee, opened on April 23, 1964 and was formerly known as the New York State Theater. It continues to undergo a series of renovations and improvements to make it state-of-the-art in all technical areas.

The auditorium features a hybrid of traditional and continental style seating on the orchestra level, five “Rings” (balconies), faced with jewel-like faceted lights and a large spherical chandelier in the gold paneled ceiling. The lobby features many fine examples of modern art.
20 Lincoln Center, New York, NY 10023


 
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David H. Koch Theater
New York, New York
David H. Koch Theater
New York, New York