Coolidge Corner Theatre will screen the Bolshoi Ballet’s “The Taming of the Shrew” this Sunday morning, making the famous Russian ballet company accessible for those who can’t drop everything to see it in person.
"It’s a chance for our audiences to experience [dance from around the world] without having to forego the money for a plane ticket abroad,” Director of Development and Marketing Beth Gilligan says.
This weekend’s screening is part of the theatre’s “Dance at the Cinema” series, which hosts a dance viewing roughly once a month. According to Gilligan, Bolshoi Ballet screenings regularly attract about two hundred people.
Based on the Shakespeare play about the marriage prospects for two sisters – one who is docile and one who is argumentative – this production of “The Taming of the Shrew” was staged specially for the Bolshoi Ballet by French choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot.
Coolidge Corner Theatre also holds an “Opera at the Cinema” program and screenings from London’s National Theatre, both of which Gilligan says have proved popular with audiences.