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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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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!