Royal Opera House, London
Shakespeare’s problematic play has tripped up choreographers in the past, but Jean-Christophe Maillot’s interpretation is bold and fast-witted
The Taming of the Shrew has always been a problem for theatre directors, yet it’s proved an even greater challenge for ballet to nuance this play as anything more than a misogynist’s handbook. The version created by John Cranko in 1969 still ranks as a benchmark of how badly choreographers can do Shakespeare – a crass knockabout comedy that found little to show in the love story of Katharina and Petruchio beyond a Punch and Judy battle of the sexes.
Source: Guardian Dance News