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London Coliseum, London4.515 reviews
One of the top ballet events of this year, Up & Down brings Francis Scott Fitzgerald's prose on stage - with unmissable charm

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Eifman Ballet returns to the London Coliseum this December with the UK premiere of Artistic Director Boris Eifman’s awe-inspiring ballet Up & Down featuring the invigorating music of George Gershwin, Franz Schubert and Alban Berg. This special visit will also be a celebration of the internationally renowned Company’s 40th anniversary.

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.” Boris Eifman

“… there is no better story-telling choreographer around today.“  
Graham Watts, Dance Tabs (on Up & Down, St Petersburg, 2015)

Based on the 1934 F. Scott Fitzgerald novel ‘Tender Is the Night’, Up & Down follows the rise and fall of a promising young psychoanalyst and one of his patients; presenting the bizarre kaleidoscope of obsessions, fears and fragments of patients’ minds. The characters’ own ups and downs masterfully recreated by Boris Eifman and his dancers. Set in the Jazz Age – the piece evokes the unstoppable feast of life; the era of freedom, sensuality, and hedonism.
Eifman Ballet was established by Boris Eifman in 1977 and is one of the world’s largest non-classical ballet Companies. Distinguished by its technique, dedication and high onstage intelligence, the Company is renowned among ballet fans the world over for works such as Tchaikovsky, Anna Karenina, Eugene Onegin, Rodin, Requiem and Red Giselle.
Prior to its London run, Up & Down will be visiting St Petersburg, Monte Carlo and Israel.  
Set design by Zinovy Margolin
Costumes design by Olga Shaishmelashvili
Lighting design by Gleb Filshtinsky and Boris Eifman.

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Additional Information

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Running time


Performance dates

6 to 10 December 2016

Special notes

No admittance for under 5s.

Venue Information

London Coliseum33 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES

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Special Offer

Up & Down Ticket Offer Details

Up to 40% off tickets for Up & Down. Valid for performances from 6 to 10 December.

£55 reduced to £35, £40 to £17.50, book by 6nd December!

Customer Reviews

15 reviews4.5

Aleksandra Kudriashova16th December

Boris Eifman - one of the leading Russian choreographers. Each of his ballet has an original libretto, unique choreography and perfectly matched music!

Mark Evans15th December

An exciting new way of discovering the art of circus.

Edina Cristina Nistor13th December

A great show with a very good and expressive choreography, Boris Eifman and the St Petersburg company set the story in a stylish and original way. An outstanding performance with a great cast that brings grace and elegance to the original story. A show not to be missed and that's aiming to be set apart.

Toni Mitchell11th December

My group of four people thoroughly enjoyed the production. The two leads were superb. The ballerina was especially astounding in terms of both her core strength and her interpretation of what was a challenging role.

Irina K11th December

Fantastic performance. Magnificent work.

Iain Nettleton11th December

Some excellent dancing but the storytelling is a little disjointed and dosent quite pull of the promise of the production.

Hilary Moore11th December

I enjoyed "Up and Down" very much. The dancing was of a very high order and linked beautifully to the very imaginative and varied choice of music. The stage sets and costumes were also excellent.

Irene B-Thomas11th December

Unusual and beautiful ballet lines, but morbid. Lovely theatre.

nicole thatcher11th December

very good dance, costumes,lighting and music

inna finley11th December

Russian dancers is always exceptional and special. Everything is tasteful and great - costumes, stage desighn, music is great . no more to say just go and experience that \000

Martin Docherty11th December

Excelling if unusual ballet, would consider seeing again.

Julia Pickles10th December

One of the best performances of last decade!