Quiz: Which famous Tolstoy novel has Eifman turned into a ballet?
Answer: Anna Karenina
Artistic Director Boris Eifman created the ballet Anna Karenina in 2005 using music by Tchaikovsky.
Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg was founded by Boris Eifman in 1977. At that time the company was named ‘Leningrad New Ballet’. The concept of ‘The New Ballet’ was innovative for that time; from the very beginning it was conceived as an experimental laboratory of one choreographer. As director Eifman makes his audiences not just appreciate the beauty of the ‘dance fabric’ of his performances, but empathize the scenic action.
Boris Eifman’s 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. 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.
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Event location: The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles CA.
Tickets are valid for Friday, June 12, 2015, 7:30 pm.
This giveaway is open to both DancePlug members and non-members.