Bolshoi Ballet Only in Cinemas presentation of The Taming of the Shrew will be shown at 7 p.m. Monday, December 18, 2017 in the Whittier Theatre at San Juan Community Theatre.
Baptista struggles to marry off his tempestuous daughter Katharina, a shrew who denies that any man could possibly be her match. However, when she meets Petruchio, who is as ill-tempered as she, the two forces of nature ignite an unexpected and explosive encounter.
Acclaimed choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot brings out the wit, fast-paced athleticism and vibrancy from the Bolshoi Ballet dancers in Shakespeare’s rowdy comedy. Principals Ekaterina Krysanova and Vladislav Lantratov clash, challenge and eventually give themselves to one another.
The presentation of the HD productions—including from the most renowned ballet company in the world: Russia’s Bolshoi Ballet — is made possible through a generous bequest from the late Dodie Gann and underwriting by the McGee Foundation.