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The Brothers Karamazov Rated 12A

The Brothers Karamazov

Dir. Boris Eifman. Russia, 2018. 1h 26m. Russian/subs. Starring Dmitry Fisher, Sergey Volobuev, Oleg Gabyshev, Maria Abashova, Igor Polyakov.

Stage Russia presents Boris Eifman’s ballet based on Fyodor Dostoevsky’s influential final novel. A philosophical masterwork evoking a world where the lines between innocence and corruption are blurred and ethical issues surrounded free will, morality, and the role of God are passionately debated. World-renowned choreographer Boris Eifman offers a remarkable vision of the core ideas within the novel, expanding upon them through body language as a way of exploring the origins of the moral devastation of the Karamazovs.

'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'
. The Los Angeles Times

'Eifman’s choreography veers seamlessly between thumping ensembles and troubled, acrobatic danced monologues in which every ounce of emotion is paraded in pained limbs'. The Times