St. Petersburg Eifman Ballet was established by Boris Eifman in 1977 (the original name of the company was the Leningrad New Ballet.). The concept of the New Ballet was more than innovative for its time: from the first days of its work it was conceived and developed as a ballet theatre for one choreographer. - More
Eifman Ballet: Tchaikovsky. PRO et CONTRA - Toronto
A ballet by Boris Eifman
Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Sets: Zinovy Margolin
Costumes: Olga Shaishmelashvili
Light: Alexander Sivaev, Boris Eifman
An Exquisite Spectacle of Musical Genius & Tormented Soul
The immortal music and agonized life of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky are cast in a bold new light through the eyes of Russian choreographer Boris Eifman.
Returning for their fourth anticipated Toronto engagement, the dramatic intensity and exquisite artistry of Eifman Ballet invites viewers into the brilliant mind and tumultuous struggles of the unparalleled composer, Tchaikovsky.
Hailed as “a swirling, vivid panorama of emotions and settings” (New York Times) this emotionally gripping production, which premiered in 1993 in St. Petersburg and has since toured the globe to enormous acclaim, uses state-of-the-art technology to share a surreal – at times hallucinatory - vision of the artist’s life. The narrative soars on a score featuring some of the composter’s most beloved symphonies and ballets, including Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, and The Nutcracker.
“Eifman created a stream-of-consciousness narrative of great richness and daring.”
Los Angeles Times
“Eifman is the real star, a showman, artist and visionary like no one else in the world of dance today: bold, provocative and enormously talented.”
“It is not only substantive, well-crafted, and imaginative choreography, it is compelling theater, uniting psychological portraits with stunning imagery.”
Christian Science Monitor