Fyodor Dostoevsky’s novel The Brothers Karamazov is the epitome of his 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 through body language as a way of exploring the origins of the moral devastation of the Karamazovs
Eifman creates through choreographic art an equivalent of what Dostoyevsky investigated so masterfully in his book – the excruciating burden of destructive passions and evil heredity.
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, he formed his own ballet ensemble in 1977, 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.
The defining feature of Eifman’s work 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.