Russia’s Eifman Ballet Invades The Southern California Dance Landscape

Russia’s Eifman Ballet Invades The Southern California Dance Landscape

St. Petersburg’s Eifman Ballet (http://www.eifmanballet.ru/en/), lead by the legendary Boris Eifman recently returned to Southern California for performances of his most famous creation Red Giselle at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa (www.scfta.org). A tribute to great Russian ballerina Olga Spessivtseva, Red Giselle, portrayed by stunning dancer Maria Abashova,  is the story of […]

The Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg Invades Southern California With Stunning Productions, “Up and Down” and “Rodin”

The Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg Invades Southern California With Stunning Productions, “Up and Down” and “Rodin”

I first discovered The Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg while on a year-long study abroad in Russia in the 1990s. The ballet, very controversial for the time and location, “Tchaikovsky – The Mystery of Life and Death” was one of the most thrilling and memorable dance productions I have ever experienced. Since then, I have seen […]

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