Having worked for the Kirov and the Maly Ballets, Boris Eifman left to found his own company in 1977. Eifman proceeded to confound Soviet authorities by systematically breaking every tenet of the Russian classical dance canon. His work, standing apart from his contemporaries in its constant emphasis on theatre, drama, spectacle, narrative and literature was, of course, an instant hit. Eifman's work now regularly plays to packed houses in New York.
Boris Eifman's astonishing choreography tells the tale of Tolstoy's famous literary figure with a visceral energy which makes this production unforgettable.