At 2 P.M. and 8 P.M.1 hour 41 min. including an intermission of 20 min.Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Place des Arts
Renowned for his flamboyant narrative ballets, fiery Russian choreographer Boris Eifman is back again in Montreal at the invitation of Les Grands Ballets, following the tremendous success of Anna Karenina in 2015.
Get ready for an evening of drama and passion. Set to Shostakovich’ String Quartet No. 8 , the program begins with Eifman’s Requiem, a piece dedicated to the literary monument by the great Russian poet Anna Akhmatova, which tells the poignant story of the victims of Stalin’s repression. Next, Eifman interprets another Requiem, Mozart’s majestic unfinished masterpiece in which listeners seem to hear the “breath of eternity.” Group movements pair superbly with the music, celebrating the triumph of the human spirit in an exhilarating finale.
The first act of this version of Requiem will include additionals scenes from the choreographer, set to Rachmaninoff and traditional music.
"We are proud to welcome the Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg, with its double bill, Requiem. The first opus is inspired by a piece from poetess Anna Akhmatova and performed to Shostakovich's score, while the second is based on Mozart's work. Both are choreographed by Boris Eifman."