St. Pe­ters­burg Eif­man Bal­let: Rodin and Anna Karen­ina

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Boris Eif­man’s new bal­let, Rodin, is ded­i­cated to the life and cre­ative work of the great sculp­tor Au­guste Rodin and his ap­pren­tice, lover and muse, Camille Claudel.

Rodin is a mas­sive artis­tic ut­ter­ance about the tragic na­ture of the lives of ge­niuses. With the help of the unique body lan­guage of the mod­ern psy­cho­log­i­cal bal­let, which the chore­og­ra­pher honed in pre­vi­ous works, Eif­man presents a new con­cep­tion of the world of hu­man pas­sions stud­ied mas­ter­fully by Rodin and Claudel in their works, and also cre­ates a mas­ter­piece ded­i­cated to the in­com­pre­hen­si­ble mys­tery of the cre­ative process. Boris Eif­man’s bal­let Anna Karen­ina is a true burst of in­ner psy­cho­log­i­cal en­ergy and is amaz­ingly pre­cise in de­liv­er­ing emo­tional im­pact upon its view­ers. By set­ting aside all sec­ondary sto­ry­lines in Leo Tol­stoy’s novel, the chore­og­ra­pher fo­cused on the love tri­an­gle “Anna – Karenin – Vron­sky.” Us­ing dance lan­guage, Boris Eif­man in his bal­let man­aged to por­tray the drama of a woman be­ing re­born. Ac­cord­ing to the chore­og­ra­pher, it is the love pas­sion, the “ba­sic in­stinct” which has led the hero­ine to the breach of the then cur­rent norms of so­cial moral­ity, killed moth­erly love in Anna Karen­ina and de­stroyed her in­ner world. Eif­man Bal­let of St. Pe­ters­burg was es­tab­lished by Boris Eif­man in 1977. To­day Eif­man Bal­let of St. Pe­ters­burg is renowned among bal­let lovers all over the world for such reper­toires as Tchaikovsky; Red Giselle,

Anna Karen­ina, and Re­quiem. These works not only rep­re­sent the high­est artis­tic level of achieve­ments of the con­tem­po­rary Rus­sian bal­let, but also turn the au­di­ence to the im­mor­tal spir­i­tual her­itage of Rus­sian and world cul­ture that in­spired the chore­og­ra­pher and his dancers. Boris Eif­man, the founder of Eif­man Bal­let, is re­garded as one of the lead­ing chore­og­ra­phers in the world. He has cre­ated more than forty bal­let per­for­mances and ob­tained hon­orary ti­tles such as the Peo­ple’s Artist of Rus­sia, the Lau­re­ate of the State Prize of the Rus­sian Fed­er­a­tion and many oth­ers. Form­ing a spe­cial and in­no­va­tive reper­toire based upon the rich tra­di­tions of Rus­sian psy­cho­log­i­cal the­ater, and new chore­og­ra­phy of the 21st cen­tury are among the key pri­or­i­ties within the artis­tic mis­sion of Boris Eif­man and his com­pany. He de­fines his genre as “psy­cho­log­i­cal bal­let.” Date: Septem­ber 7 to 10, 7:15 pm

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