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 Post subject: A Conversation with Boris Eifman
PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2015 1:30 am 
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A Conversation with Boris Eifman about Eifman ballet's newest premiere "Up & Down"

http://www.auditoriumtheatre.org/explor ... e-up-down/

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 Post subject: examiner.com about Eifman's Up & Down
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 3:56 am 
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Gershwin and dancers provide the up american premiere of eifman s Up Down

http://www.examiner.com/review/gershwin ... -s-up-down

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 Post subject: Chicago Tribune's artical about Up & Down
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"Eifman's melodrama: Up, down, all over the place"

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 Post subject: Stage and Cinema
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Chicago Dance Review: UP & DOWN

http://www.stageandcinema.com/2015/05/0 ... an-ballet/

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 Post subject: Re: Eifman Ballet
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Sputnik News:

" Russia’s Eifman Ballet Brings Jazz Age Back to New York"

http://sputniknews.com/art_living/20150 ... 22695.html


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 Post subject: Boris Eifman's Chicago video
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https://www.facebook.com/ArdaniArtists/ ... 3/?fref=nf


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 Post subject: Re: Eifman Ballet
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NYC Dance Stuff on the approaching premiere of Eifman Ballet's Up & Down at the New York City Center

https://nycdancestuff.wordpress.com/201 ... 2-24-2015/

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 Post subject: Eifman Ballet in NYC
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Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg will present the premiere of the ballet Up & Down
in New York

On May 22, 23, and 24, the St. Petersburg Eifman Ballet company will show, for the first time in New York, its new ballet Up & Down that takes audience to the volcanic Jazz Age. It premiered in Saint Petersburg in January, 2015. Later, the ballet was triumphantly presented in Paris at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, as well as in Bratislava and Riga. The New York premiere will take place at the famous New York City Center, as part of the Company’s big North American tour.

The last time Eifman Ballet performed at this prestigious venue was March, 2012. The premiere of the ballet Rodin enjoyed great success at the New York City Center. The upcoming New York performances will continue the Company’s big Canada and USA tour that started in mid-April. Since then Eifman Ballet has visited Montreal, Toronto, Minneapolis, Boston, and Chicago. The Canadian audience saw Boris Eifman’s Anna Karenina. Rodin was presented in Minneapolis and Boston for the first time. Chicago dance art lovers already enjoyed the ballet Up & Down.

The performances are great success in North America. Almost every one ends with a standing ovation, enthusiastic shouts of the audience and repeated curtain calls. The audience keeps sharing opinions in the social media. ‘Outstanding performance!’, ‘Total perfection!’, ‘Fantastic!’ – those were the comments of the Canadian viewers to the ballet Anna Karenina. They are supported by the North American critics. Popular resource ManAbout MTL calls Boris Eifman’s Anna Karenina ‘one of the most beautiful performances’, and the largest Boston newspaper The Boston Globe describes Rodin as a thrilling psychodrama that is a significant step forward for the St. Petersburg choreographer.
Up & Down also got very enthusiastic reviews. According to Examiner.com, ‘the dancers shine as brightly as Eifman’s creativity’.

‘I am very pleased with how the North America tour goes. I am truly glad with the warm reception from the audience. Our mission is to present modern and original ballet art of Russia to the Western audience and to prove that the language of dance can solve great philosophical problems. I hope that the ballet ‘Up & Down’ will let the American audience discover new creative abilities of the St. Petersburg Eifman Ballet,’ Boris Eifman says.
The promoter of the North American tour of Eifman Ballet is Ardani Artists Management – a long-term partner of the Company, celebrating its 25th Anniversary in the 2014-2015 season.



The full schedule of the St. Petersburg Eifman Ballet’s tour in Canada and the United States: http://eifmanballet.com/en/schedule/2015/04


Eifman Ballet thanks VTB, the General Sponsor of the production of Up & Down


About the production

Up & Down

This new ballet by Boris Eifman set to the music by George Gershwin, Franz Schubert and Alban Berg is the quintessence of the choreographer’s psychoanalytic research. The semantic space of the performance encompassed between two oppositely directed vectors of the plot (the degradation of the talented young doctor and the ascension of his wife and patient), is turned into a field for surrealistic experiments. Eifman depicts the disintegration of characters’ consciousness, bringing their nightmares and delusions to the surface.
The characters’ ups and downs take place in the magnificent Jazz Age – the unstoppable feast of life; the era of freedom, sensuality, and hedonism, masterfully recreated by Boris Eifman and his dancers.
The production was highly appreciated by Ariane Bavelier from Le Figaro. ‘Dance is a jewel, expressive and delicate, playing with the classics and Charleston; artists are handsome, beautiful and well-proportional like supermodels,’ states the dance critic.
Graham Watts, Chairman of Critics' Circle Dance Section in the UK, who attended one of the
St. Petersburg performances of Up & Down says about Boris Eifman: ‘There is no better story-telling choreographer around today. His ballets will work in France and America, just as well as they do in Russia (where Eifman is revered).’
Boris Eifman on his recent production: ‘The ballet ‘Up & Down’ is a tragic and bright chronicle of a person’s spiritual death. The story about how a dream of happiness turns into a disaster, and an externally beautiful and carefree life flowing to the rhythms of jazz – into a nightmare.’




You can download the HD images of Eifman Ballet’s Up & Down via the following link: https://goo.gl/IS4Kui

Photo credit: all pictures are by Evgeny Matveev, except the last one made by Souheil Michael Khoury (see the filenames for details).


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 Post subject: Boris Eifman talking about American tour
PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 1:44 am 
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"EIFMAN: THE DIFFICULT POLITICAL SITUATION IS NOT IMPACTING ART"

“Our mission is to present modern and original ballet art of Russia to the Western audience and to prove that the language of dance can solve great philosophical problems. I hope that the ballet ‘Up & Down’ will let the American audience discover new creative abilities of the St. Petersburg Eifman Ballet,” Boris Eifman says.

http://russkiymir.ru/en/news/190340/

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 Post subject: One more broadwayworld artical about Rodin
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 1:57 am 
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"Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg to Bring RODIN to The Music Center, 6/12-14"

http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwdance/a ... n-20010101

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 Post subject: New York premiere
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To-morrow on 8 P M, Eifman ballet will present premiere "Up & Down" on New York City Center


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 Post subject: Russian TV reports about Eifman ballet's American tour
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Russian leading TV chanels reports about Eifman ballet's American tour (video, Russian language):

http://www.1tv.ru/news/culture/284311
http://tvkultura.ru/article/show/article_id/134165
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxkJkcR ... e=youtu.be


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 Post subject: Eifman Ballet
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Russian-American magasine "Kontinent" publich artical about "Up & Down" ballet

"Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg Brings the American Premiere of “Up & Down”

http://kontinentusa.com/eifman-ballet-o ... f-up-down/

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 Post subject: Eifman Ballet Washington press-relise
PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 5:10 am 
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Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg to premiere the ballet Rodin
in Washington, D.C.


On May 29, 30 and 31 Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg will perform, for the first time ever in its 38-year history, in Washington, D.C. The Company will present the ballet Rodin at the Eisenhower Theater (The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts) as part of its big North American tour.

Eifman Ballet’s Canada and USA tour started in mid-April. Since then the Company has visited Montreal, Toronto, Minneapolis, Boston, and Chicago. The Canadian audience saw Boris Eifman’s Anna Karenina. Rodin was presented in Minneapolis and Boston for the first time. Chicago dance art lovers already enjoyed the ballet Up & Down. On May 22, 23, and 24 this recent production will be premiered at the New York City Center.

Eifman Ballet’s performances are great success in North America. Almost every one ends with a standing ovation, enthusiastic shouts of the audience and repeated curtain calls. The audience keeps sharing opinions in the social media. ‘Outstanding performance!’, ‘Total perfection!’, ‘Fantastic!’ – those were the comments of the Canadian viewers to the ballet Anna Karenina. They are supported by the North American critics. Popular resource ManAbout MTL calls Boris Eifman’s Anna Karenina ‘one of the most beautiful performances’, and the largest Boston newspaper The Boston Globe describes Rodin as a thrilling psychodrama that is a significant step forward for the St. Petersburg choreographer. Up & Down also got very enthusiastic reviews. According to Examiner.com, ‘the dancers shine as brightly as Eifman’s creativity’.

‘I am very pleased with how the North America tour goes. I am truly glad with the warm reception from the audience. Our mission is to present modern and original ballet art of Russia to the Western audience and to prove that the language of dance can solve great philosophical problems,’ Boris Eifman says.

The promoter of the North American tour of Eifman Ballet is Ardani Artists Management – a long-term partner of the Company, celebrating its 25th Anniversary in the 2014-2015 season.

The full schedule of the St. Petersburg Eifman Ballet’s tour in Canada and the United States: http://eifmanballet.com/en/schedule/2015/04



About the production

Rodin

The premiere was held in St Petersburg in 2011. The ballet is set to music by 19th century French composers Jules Massenet, Maurice Ravel, and Camille Saint-Saёns and is dedicated to the creative work and fate of the great sculptors Auguste Rodin and Camille Claudel, Rodin’s student, lover, and muse. The production was presented with a great success at the major venues of New York, Paris, London, Moscow, Budapest, Athens, Prague and of many other cities.
Margaret Willis from Bachtrack says: ‘The French artist, Auguste Rodin sculpted with clay. Russian choreographer, Boris Eifman sculpts with bodies. Both are master craftsmen at their art and their differing styles have similarly produced memorable images of beauty and brilliance.’
Hedy Weiss from the Chicago Sun-Times describes Rodin as ‘audacious, inventive and stunningly beautiful’ production.



You can download the HD images of Eifman Ballet’s Rodin via the following link: https://goo.gl/G1HH5g

Photo credit: all pictures are by Souheil Michael Khoury except the last one made by Stanislav Belyaevsky (see the filenames for details).


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 Post subject: New-York Times "Up & Down"'s review
PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 2:05 am 
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Review: Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg Goes ‘Up and Down’

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/26/arts/ ... .html?_r=0

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