"He is a master of theater as much as a maker of dancea man with a seamless feel for the way gesture, music, and stage design can coalesce in the art of storytelling and character development." That's how the Chicago Sun-Times described the great Russian choreographer Boris Eifman, a man whose stunning work blazes with complexity and invention. Now celebrating its 35th season, Eifman's company returns with the Bay Area premiere of Rodin, a full-length ballet depicting the life of the French sculptor Auguste Rodin and his mistress and muse, Camille Claudel. "An incredible love story about a meeting of minds, as well as a tragic portrayal of artistic jealousy and selfish passion" (St. Petersburg Times), Rodin premiered to great critical acclaim last November in St. Petersburg.
Education & Community Events: Sightlines
Fri, May 10, 7-7:30 pm
Pre-performance talk with Russian choreographer Boris Eifman and dance specialist Kathryn Roszak. Open to ticket holders of that night's performance only.
Donor Event: Post-Performance Reception
Fri, May 10, 2013 immediately following the performance
Zellerbach Hall Mezzanine
(Donors of $1,200+)
Celebrating its 35th season, Boris Eifman's company returns with the Bay Area premiere of Rodin, a full-length ballet depicting the life of French sculptor Auguste Rodin. Join us for a post-performance reception on opening night where we will enjoy fine wine and hors d'oeuvres with members of the Eifman Ballet.
Membership benefits like these are our way of thanking our supporters for their much needed contributions. To find out how you can become a Donor, please call 510.643.8783 or visit our Support section.
Program notes are available online. [PDF]