St. Petersburg Eifman Ballet: Rodin and Anna Karenina
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
Venue: Shanghai Oriental Art Center ഏ ྖᇖඓၣ١ױݡ Address: 425 Dingxiang Road ק བྷ425ރ Admission: 80 yuan to 1,280 yuan Call 6854-1234 for more details