Boris Eifman, the founder and creator of his own theater, his own style, and his own ballet universe, who is called “one of the leading choreographers in the world” and an “amazing magician of the theater”, was born in 1946 in Siberia, and from early childhood he wanted to express his feelings and his thoughts in body language, in dance. He himself would later say, “For me, ballet is more than a profession. It is a means of existence, my mission on this earth. Using its resources, I am compelled to convey what is given to me from on high. Most likely, I would simply suffocate on my emotions if I didn’t have the possibility of expressing them through art. For me, choreography is art that is deeply religious, in the broadest sense of the word.” More
THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV, Eifman Ballet in HD - San Ramon
THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV, Eifman Ballet, Saint Petersburg in HD
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.
Language: Russian (briefly)
Translation: English subtitles
Running time: 1 h, 26 min (No Intermission)
"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
"The ballet world in search of a major choreographer need search no more. He is Boris Eifman…” – The New York 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
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
Фильма-балет «Братья Карамазовы» – на большом экране в Калифорнии!
Фильм-балет «Братья Карамазовы» – экранная версия спектакля «По ту сторону греха». Балет «Братья Карамазовы»* стал новым пластическим прочтением Борисом Эйфманом романа Ф.М. Достоевского. Кардинально переработав свой собственный спектакль «Карамазовы» 1995 года хореограф создал эмоционально и интеллектуально насыщенную балетную психодраму.