A ballet by Boris Eifman Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Hector Berlioz Sets and costumes: Vyacheslav Okunev
Boris Eifman is a philosopher-choreographer. His is preoccupied with the problems of modernity, with mysteries of creativity and the magic of genius; these views and reflections of him are revealed in Eifman’s interpretations of the lives of Piotr Tchaikovsky, Jean-Batiste Moliere and ballerina Olga Spessivtseva. Making deep insights into the dark and mysterious sphere of human psycho, Boris Eifman offers us his specimen of ballet psychoanalysis. He strives to show a man in his extreme states of mind and soul believing that his heroes’ madness is not a malady but a unique ability to contact other worlds. This helps the choreographer push the limits of his own imagination by way of depicting the fancies of his heroes, and extend his intuition to the most burning spiritual and philosophical issues of the life of humankind.