Boléro – A tribute to Maurice Ravel
This ballet tells how Ida Rubinstein, friend and patron of Maurice Ravel, commissioned this already famous composer to create a Spanish ballet. Always seduced by dance, he opts for a bolero.
Performed in 2 acts, this show presents the genesis of Bolero’s creation. A masterpiece ranked among the most performed works in the world, it is presented here with virtuosity.
Still a musical phenomenon today, Boléro remains one of the most recognized French musical works in the world.
Boris Eifman’s ballet Rodin tells about the life and work of two great sculptors: Auguste Rodin and his disciple, mistress and Muse – Camille Claudel.
The story of their love is truly a tragic one. For over 15 years Rodin and Claudel were one integral whole, both sensuously and creatively. The breakup of the lovers that ensued eventually, was a fatal blow to the mental health of Camille leading to her tragic end. Half-forgotten, hardened, hopelessly impecunious, Camille goes mad. A paranoiac idea of a conspiracy against her being lead and inspired by Rodin himself, incessantly torments the already weakened mind of the wretched woman. 30 long years had she spent in a mental clinic just to die, forlorn and completely forgotten by all and everybody.