The Brothers Karamazov
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. In this way he can plunge into a realm that is familiar, all the while
discovering and revealing the unexplored. His unique lexicon and conceptual, authorial interpretations are a breakthrough into that fantastic dimension where the boundlessness of inner worlds comes to life.
"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
"Eifman’s choreography veers seamlessly between thumping ensembles and troubled, acrobatic danced monologues in which every ounce of emotion is paraded in pained limbs" – The Times (UK)
"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. Look at his two-act, biographical “Rodin,” which came to Segerstrom Center for the Arts on Friday in the first of four performances, ...