A ballet by Boris Eifman
Based on the novel in verse by Alexander Pushkin
Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Alexander Sitkovetsky
Sets: Zinovy Margolin
Costumes: Olga Shaishmelashvili, Pyotr Okunev
Light: Gleb Filshtinsky, Boris Eifman
Premiere: March 3, 2009
Running time: 2 hours, with one interval
Boris Eifman’s name is usually linked to the most innovative artistic experiments and interpretations or stage renditions of classical works of literature. The choreographer constantly revitalizes and enriches the form and content of contemporary ballet.
Eugene Onegin – is a dance version of Eugene Onegin novel in verse by Alexander Pushkin. Here Eifman combines classics and modernity. Pushkin's heroes impersonalize men and women of today in a symbolic way: they are those who have gone through a drastic social change, who are living in the time of crisis, at the turn of the century. An unexpected combination of classical music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky and of rock music by Alexander Sitkovetsky is something that surprisingly helps the viewers get inspired by the original creative concept of Boris Eifman.
Eugene Onegin ballet is a unique opportunity to see the paradigmatic, textbook literary plot through the eyes of the modern man.