Performance, St. Petersburg State Academic Ballet Theater of Boris Eifman
Ballet "Red Giselle" tells about the fate of Russian ballerina Olga Spesivtseva. The history of the great dancer's life, which fell into the vortex of revolutionary events, emigrated from Russia and, after a series of personal dramas and upheavals, was in the walls of the hospital for the insane, it was subtly felt and masterfully told by Boris Eifman.
Over time, "Red Giselle" fell out of the repertoire. However, in 2015, Eifman has revived the famous ballet, redesigned and improved his choreographic score. Setting stage design has also been updated.
"Our performance is dedicated to Olga Spesivtseva, one of the greatest dancers of the XX century. I was shocked to learn the details of her life: a unique actress caressed glory, idolized by fans and critics, spent 20 years in a mental hospital near New York, being completely alone and powerless! And the tragic emotions that I experienced, was the impetus for the creation of the play. This is not an illustration Spesivtseva biography, but an attempt to summarize her fate and the fate of many talents, forced to leave Russia, survivors of the tragic outcome, " – says Eifman.
Duration time — 2 hours with one interval
Ticket cost — 3500 rubles