- Directed by:
- Boris Eifman
- 86 minutes (no intermission)
*Please note that this is a recorded SCREENING of the ballet production, and NOT a live performance.
Stage Russia presents Eifman Ballet (Saint Petersburg): The Brothers Karamazov
Music: Sergei Rachmaninoff, Richard Wagner, Modest Mussorgsky
Two Acts, no intermission
"Boris Eifman is a theatrical magician!" – NY Post
"Of the ballet choreographers making narrative works for major stages, Russian Romantic Boris Eifman is virtually the only one totally in touch with the 21st century… Eifman outpaces the zeitgeist" – Los Angeles Times
Fyodor Dostoevsky goes from book to stage to screen - we celebrate the colossal and restless creative mind of this Russian literary giant through his masterpiece work THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV.
World renowned choreographer Boris Eifman offers a remarkable vision of the core ideas within the novel, expanding upon them through body language as a way of exploring the origins of the moral devastation of the Karamazovs; creating through choreographic art an equivalent of what Dostoyevsky investigated so masterfully in his book, the excruciating burden of destructive passions and evil heredity. It will tear you apart, Lisa!
About the Choreographer, Director, Poducer – Boris Eifman
BORIS EIFMAN is considered to be one of the leading choreographers in the world. After working for 10 years at the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet, in 1977, he formed his own ballet ensemble, interweaving classical ballet, modern dance and ecstatic impulses to create a completely different form of choreography where self-expression becomes the subject and in which there is drama, philosophy, characters and a central idea. A distinct feature of Eifman’s theater, its trademark, is that almost all of his performances have a plot and, often, a literary source. His unique lexicon and conceptual, authorial interpretations are a breakthrough into that fantastic dimension where the boundlessness of inner worlds comes to life.
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