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Boris Eifman - biography

Boris Eifman (Борис Яковлевич Эйфман) (born 22 July 1946 in Rubtsovsk, Altai Krai) is a prolific choreographer associated with the Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg. He is known for his dark portrayals of anguished sexuality and extreme psychological states. The company frequently tours abroad, and has been economically successful. While some critics have received his work positively, other responses, especially on the U.S. East Coast, have been derisive."

Eifman was born in Siberia and graduated from the Leningrad Conservatory. In 1977 he was appointed director of the Leningrad Ballet Ensemble at the age of 30 and he remained there for over 30 years.

Eifman Ballet's repertory includes Russian Hamlet, Requiem, Red Giselle, Tchaikovsky: The Mystery of Life and Death, The Karamazovs, Don Quixote or Fantasies of a Madman, Pinoccio, Don Juan and Molière, Who's Who, Onegin and Anna Karenina.






Article author: Zipora Galitski
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