Courtesy of Eifman Ballet

Courtesy of Eifman Ballet

North American tour of Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg 15 April – 14 June   St. Petersburg Eifman Ballet company is preparing to start a big tour in Canada and the United States that will take place from April 15 to June 14, 2015. In April, the Company will perform in Montreal, Toronto, and Minneapolis. In May, Eifman Ballet will visit Boston, Chicago, New York, Washington, and in June – Costa Mesa and Los Angeles. The upcoming tour is going to be the longest North American tour of the St. Petersburg company in its history. As part of the Canadian leg of the tour Eifman Ballet, for the first time in the Land of the Maple Leaf, will present the internationally acclaimed ballet Anna Karenina. The American audience will see ballets Rodin and Up & Down – the premiere of 2015.
Courtesy of Eifman Ballet

Courtesy of Eifman Ballet

The ballet about the great French sculptor enjoyed immense success in the USA during the previous North American tour of the Company in spring 2013. ‘Of the ballet choreographers making narrative works for major stages, Russian Romantic Boris Eifman is virtually the only one totally in touch with the 21st century… Eifman outpaces the zeitgeist,’ Los Angeles Times wrote then. This year Rodin will be presented in Minneapolis, Boston, Washington, and Los Angeles – the cities where the ballet has not been performed yet.  The highlight of the tour program will be the American premiere of Up & Down. The new ballet by Boris Eifman plunges audience into the atmosphere of the Roaring Twenties. It premiered in Saint Petersburg in January, 2015. In February, the ballet was triumphantly presented at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris, as well as in Bratislava. The spectators of Riga saw Up & Down in March. ‘The Russian company bringing the ballet about the Jazz Age to the USA is an extraordinary event. I believe that the ballet ‘Up & Down’, very well received by European audience, will find its way into the hearts of American dance fans, who genuinely love and know the art of our theatre,’ Boris Eifman says. The ballet of the Saint Petersburg choreographer will be premiered in Chicago, New York and Costa Mesa. Eifman Ballet will perform at the iconic venues of North America. In particular, in Montreal, the Saint Petersburg Company will be received at Place des Arts – the largest cultural complex in Canada. The American leg of the tour will be held at New York City Center, the Segerstrom Center for the Arts (Costa Mesa), The Music Center (Los Angeles), and other well-known venues that are recognized as ‘places of power’ of contemporary artistic life. The promoter of the North American tour of Eifman Ballet is Ardani Artists Management – a long-term partner of the Company, celebrating its 25th Anniversary in the 2014-2015 season.   The full schedule of the St. Petersburg Eifman Ballet’s tour in Canada and the United States could be found here