Rehearsing for a special moment! Soloist Adhonay Soares da Silva will have his debut in the leading role of Petrucchio in The Taming of the Shrew in Bankok. Artististic Director Reid Anderson explains the final nuances in a Pas de deux rehearsal, together with our Principal Dancer Elisa Badenes. We keep our fingers crossed…
Artistic Director Reid Anderson in rehearsal for The Taming of the Shrew with Elisa Badenes and Adhonay Soares da Silva, who will have his debut in the leading role of Petrucchio in Bangkok.
Reid Anderson rehearses Elisa Badenes and Adhonay Soares da Silva.
Reid Anderson – with Elisa Badenes – shows Adhonay Soares da Silva the correct grips.
Ballet Master Krzysztof Nowogrodzki helpfully pulls the horse for Adhonay Soares da Silva and Elisa Badenes for the first scene of the second act.
Nothing is as easy as it looks: even the “gymnastics” on the “horse” have to be rehearsed. Here with Adhonay Soares da Silva and Elisa Badenes.
Artistic Director Reid Anderson explains the humor of the scene to Adhonay Soares da Silva and Elisa Badenes.
Practicing the famous “Shrew” lift: Adhonay Soares da Silva and Elisa Badenes double check the position in the mirror, while Ballet Master Krzysztof Nowogrodzki spots Elisa to ensure she does not fall, and Reid Anderson observes the lift he himself danced so many times.
Reid Anderson explains the nuances and details of the Pas de deux to Elisa Badenes, Adhonay Soares da Silva and Krzysztof Nowogrodzki.