From Terry Byrne in the Boston Globe:
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Choreographer Boris Eifman takes the emotional frustration of Anton Chekhov’s play “The Seagull,” and amplifies it to a heart- rending intensity through choreography danced to the music of Sergei Rachmaninoff. The result is breathtakingly beautiful and surprisingly passionate.
From Jeffrey Gantz in the Boston Phoenix:
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Boris Eifman’s The Seagull
The Seagull, an adaptation of which the Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg is presenting at the Cutler Majestic Theatre through April 1, is a deep lake of dreams and nightmares, love and betrayal, art and alcohol.
Boris Eifman deep-sixes the “minor” characters, leaving us with Irina, Trigorin, Treplev, and Nina, and he’s moved the action from the estate to the ballet studio .... . But the shift to the studio makes sense; we can’t assess writing and acting in a dance, only choreographing and dancing.