For 40 years, amidst the political maelstrom of Russia’s artistic landscape, the defiantly controversial choreographer Boris Eifman has stunned audiences with “works that hinge on extreme theatricality, acrobatic pas de deux, and spectacular effects” (The New Yorker).

Now he brings his ecstatic imagination to the original myth of the artist: the sculptor that creates a human figure so imbued with vitality and beauty that he falls in love with her. Set to a score by Johann Strauss, Jr., Eifman and his gorgeous, agile dancers create a new take on this ancient tale of inspiration, obsession, and perfection.