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Language: Russian (briefly) Translation: English subtitles
Running time: 1 h, 26 min
Stage Russia Presents: THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV (Eifman Ballet)
Based on the novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Brothers Karamazov novel 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 though 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.
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About the Artistic Director: 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. Text by Tatiana Boborykina
Choreographer, director and producer – Boris Eifman
Director of photography – Alexander Burov
Sets and costumes – Vyacheslav Okunev
Music: Sergei Rachmaninoff, Richard Wagner, Modest Mussorgsky
Alexey Karamazov – Dmitry Fisher
Ivan Karamazov – Sergey Volobuev
Dmitry Karamazov – Oleg Gabyshev
Grushenka – Maria Abashova
Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov – Igor Polyakov and the dancers of Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg