The Taming of the Shrew
The very first premiére of the now independent Ballet Pécs is Shakespeare’s evergreen about the all-time witty woman. Our ’shrew’ is cunning and wily. Seemingly, she is in the background. However, she is the one in control. Our performance tries to depict the relationship between man and woman, their eternal fight to outwit each other. One uses strength, the other deploys cunning stratagem. Finally unity and togetherness win while both parties may feel the sweet sense of triumph. We aim to revive the wonder of the Renaissance with a 21st century form and movement language that has the rythm of the present as well as the spirit of Shakespeare. The stage and costume design and the original music composed to the ballet all serve this intention.
Premiére: 15 September 2017 at the National Theatre of Pécs
Budapest premiére: 27 September 2017 at Müpa Budapest
Co-production of Ballet Pécs and the National Theatre of Pécs, funded by the National Cultural Fund.
The 11th Pécs International Dance Festival was funded by the National Cultural Fund and the Ministry of Human Resources.
The Budapest premiére and other performances at Müpa Budapest are organized by the National Dance Theatre.
The premiére was funded by the National Cultural Fund .
Our guest performances and tours are supported by the Ministry of Human Resources and the National Cultural Fund.