What: Rodin: The screen ballet by Boris Eifman
When: December 2, 2016
Where: Rossotrudnichestvo, First floor, 37 Kensington High Street, London W8 5ED
Why you should go:
The film version of the famous ballet by Boris Eifman was shot in August 2012, in Saint Petersburg. The choreographer became the film director. The director of photography was Daniele Nannuzzi, the president of the Association of Italian Cinematographers, famous for his collaboration with Franco Zeffirelli and Sergei Bondarchuk. Note that for the experienced Italian cinematographer, who has over 60 works to his credit, Rodin is not his first-time collaboration with St. Petersburg Eifman Ballet. In 2010, Mr. Nannuzzi took part in the creation of film versions of the ballets, Anna Karenina and Eugene Onegin.
‘By bringing our repertoire onto the screen, we are pursuing a number of important goals. First of all, saving the performances of St. Petersburg Eifman Ballet for the future generations. Many of our ballets are gone after their life on stage just because there are no good full-screen versions of them. Besides, we would like to make the art of our theatre available to the part of the audience that for some reason cannot attend our performances,’ Boris Eifman says.
Rodin premiered in 2011. The production was a great success at the best theatre venues of New York, Paris, London, Berlin, Vienna, Madrid, Moscow and many other cities. The ballet won the Golden Mask and the Golden Soffit Awards.