Already in the upcoming weekend in the Teatr Wielki – National Opera in Warsaw Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg will present a performace Rodin, prepared by this outstanding Russian choreographer.
Boris Eifman’s ballet is about the life and work of the great sculptor Auguste Rodin and his student, lover and muse, Camille Claudel. For 15 years, Rodin and Claudel formed a single physical and creative entity. Their break-up struck a deadly blow to Camille’s mental health – it marked the beginning of her end. Isolated from the world, vegetating in poverty, Claudel lost her mind. Her conviction that Rodin was conspiring against her only worsened her condition. Claudel spent 30 years in a mental institution and died there in 1943, forgotten and abandoned by everyone. Rodin is an artistic expression of the tragic nature of the lives of geniuses. Using the unique body language of modern psychological ballet, Eifman presents a new interpretation of the world of human passions, studied so brilliantly by Rodin and Claudel in their works.
Performances will be staged on 21-th and 22-th of September (Friday – Saturday) at 7.00 p.m. and 23-th of September (Sunday) at 6 p.m. They simultaneously inaugurate the 4-th edition of Days of Dance, which will continue in November.
Ballet by Boris Eifman
Music: Maurice Ravel, Camille Saint-Sa?ns, Jules Massenet
Set Deisgner: Zinoviy Margolin
Costume Designer: Olga Shaishmelashvili
Lights: Gleb Filshtinsky, Boris Eifman
Rodin – Oleg Gabyshev / Dmitry Fisher
Camille – Lubov Andreeva / Alina Bakalova
Rose Beuret – Nina Zmievets / Julia Manzheles