Brothers Karamazov

The ballet world in search of a major choreographer need search no more. He is Boris Eifman.

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The Brothers Karamazov

The Brothers Karamazov is the epitome of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s creative work, the acme of the philosophic investigation carried out by this colossal and restless mind throughout his life. 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. 

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
Runtime
86
Language
Russian
FEATURED REVIEW
Lewis Segal, Los Angeles Times

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, ...

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