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In Monaco, the excellent tamed Shrew takes its summer quarters

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Since it is at the head of the ballets de Monte-Carlo, Jean-Christophe Maillot has never waived the rule to make ballets for his own company and only for its own troops. But the proposal of the Bolshoi theatre was too tempting. Then in the winter of 2014, at the invitation of Sergei Filine, the famous artistic director victim of an acid attack ordered by one of her dancers, Jean-Christophe Maillot settled for several months in Moscow to create The tamed Shrew .

It was the first time that a choreographer foreigner was invited for a whole evening at the Bolshoi. Played for the first time on 4 July, she was going to win a phenomenal success and enter the directory of the famous troupe that performed as well in London as in New York. The work of Shakespeare was very little recovery by the choreographers: before Jean-Christophe Maillot, only John Cranko made one evening in 1968 with the ballet of Stuttgart. Today, what are the Ballets of Monte-Carlo, which is the reclaiming.

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A Shrew on the Rock

This version of monaco is go to a few performances this summer. The creation of narrative works is a difficult exercise – and, therefore, a rare thing – which is why most of the contemporary choreographers generally prefer ballets to abstract. But in terms of dramaturgy, Jean-Christophe Maillot is not in his test shot as he already has in his repertoire Beautiful , Romeo and Juliet or the nutcracker . As many of the classics, revisited with talent.

For this Shrew , he himself has selected and implemented end-to-end music that Shostakovich was primarily written for the cinema. Here we are faced with a work of strong, sometimes violent, with the characters well portrayed. Each will prove to be different from the picture we had of him at first. The decor is pretty minimalist, and the company, excellent as usual, captivates the audience for the entire evening.

26, 27 and 28 July at 20 hours at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. Duration: 1 hour and 50 minutes. Seating 12 to 36 euros. More information: https://www.balletsdemontecarlo.com