“The Taming of the Shrew” is one of Shakespeare’s most popular and yet most challenging plays. The story is about wealthy Baptista, who has two daughters. The youngest, ‘mild’ Bianca has many suitors, but Baptista will not accept any of them until her older ’wild’ sister Katherine has a husband. Hortensio, one of Bianca’s suitors, calls in some help from his friend Petruchio. Petruchio is a rough, brash and direct man who would marry any woman that brings him a good fortune. Waves of witty bickering and dark mind games ensue as Petruchio tries to “tame” his wife.
For the first time, Pewan Chow, the artistic director of Passoverdance, is collaborating with the multi-talented choreographer Ivanhoe Lam. Two generations deconstruct Shakespeare's classic from different perspectives. Jump into the swirling currents of manipulation and sly resistance. Interrogate the rules of engagement through dance.
Who do you tame? Who tames you?
【Creative and Production Team】
Artistic Director︱Pewan Chow
Choreographers︱Pewan Chow, Ivanhoe Chun-ho Lam
Lighting Designer︱Leo Cheung
Set and Costume Designer︱Jan Wong
Sound Designer︱Jaycee Kwok
Dancers︱Ivanhoe Chun-ho Lam, Lo Chi-wing Priscilla, Yang Yi-zi Gigi
Administration︱Grace Pang, Pandora Sin
Project and Stage Manager︱AY
Graphic Design ︱Peter Bird
Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Co-presented by：Tang Shu-wing Theatre Studio & Passoverdance