St. Petersburg Eifman Ballet: ‘Anna Karenina’

Boris Eifman’s classic ballet piece Anna Karenina returns triumphantly to Shanghai. Setting aside all secondary storylines in Leo Tolstoy’s novel, the choreographer focused on the love triangle “Anna - Karenin - Vronsky”. Using dance language, Boris Eifman in his ballet manages to portray the drama of a woman being reborn. According to the choreographer, it is the love passion, the “basic instinct” which has led the heroine to the breach of the then current norms of social morality, killed motherly love in Anna Karenina and destroyed her inner world. The choreographer says that his ballet speaks not of previous times but of today: the timeless emotional content of the performance and obvious parallels to reality can’t leave the contemporary viewer indifferent. An astounding display of technical mastery and poetic brilliance, this is canonical viewing for fan’s of classic ballet.
2017-09-09 2017-09-10

St. Petersburg Eifman Ballet: ‘Anna Karenina’

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