Stage Russia: The Brothers Karamazov

Stage on Screen


Film Info
Series:Stage on Screen
Run Time:86 min
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Boris Eifman


Stage on Screen is The Roxy’s ongoing series of the world’s greatest contemporary theatrical performances, from the Metropolitan Opera to London’s National Theatre to the Bolshoi Ballet and beyond, projected on the big screen.

World-renowned choreographer Boris Eifman offers a remarkable vision of the core ideas within Dostoevesky's famous novel, expanding upon them though body language as a way of exploring the origins of the moral devastation of the Karamazovs; creating through choreographic art an equivalent of what Dostoyevsky investigated so masterfully in his book, the excruciating burden of destructive passions and evil heredity.

"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

"The ballet world in search of a major choreographer need search no more. He is Boris Eifman…” - The New York 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 (UK)

?"Boris Eifman is a theatrical magician!"  – NY Post