Boris Eifman is a theatrical magician who works with a variety of dance styles. The theatre has become his laboratory. Eifman is not limited by the scope of classical ballet art, the most important element for him is drama. His stagings are unforgettable productions, revealing new forms and principles of dance. Boris Eifman has created his very own theatre -a theatre of unhidden emotions.
Commenting on his most successful ballet Anna Karenina based on the novel by L.N. Tolstoy as well as other works, he says: "I was freed from any specific technique, but I try to express everything that can be expressed in the human body. It is a very delicate instrument; the possibilities of the body are unique and deserve to be developed. It is not just about technique. We dive into the depths of the human soul, and this can be expressed only by a new way of dancing - neither classical nor neoclassical. I think we found a symbiosis between traditional Russian ballet culture of the 19th and 20th centuries and the achievements of current global choreography".
Running time: 2 hrs with interval
|Choreography, concept, directed by||Boris Eifman|
|Music||Piotr I. Čajkovskij|
|Maria Abašova/Natalia Povorozňuk, Oleg Markov/Igor Subbotin, Oleg Gabyšev/Sergej Volobujev, soloists and choir Eifman Ballet|