From 3-7 April 2012 the London Coliseum will for the first time welcome the Saint Petersburg State Academic Ballet Theatre under Boris Eifman. The choreographer, rightly considered the face of modern Russian ballet, will present two shows in London: Anna Karenina and Onegin.
The Eifman Ballet Theatre was founded in 1977 as one choreographer’s independent, experimental laboratory. In 2012 the theatre celebrates its 35th anniversary, but as before continues to fulfil its artistic aim of building a new ballet repertoire for modern Russia.
Boris Eifman, who has created more than 40 shows, defines his genre as ‘psychological ballet’. Through the language of dance the artist opens a dialogue with the viewer about the most complex and emotional aspects of human existence: the search for the meaning of life, the conflict between the spiritual and the physical, and the perception of truth.