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Eifman Ballet

The Pygmalion Effect

May 31–June 2



For forty years, across a shifting political climate for artists in his native Russia, the defiantly controversial choreographer Boris Eifman has created "works that hinge on extreme theatricality, acrobatic pas de deux, and spectacular effects" (The New Yorker) for his St. Petersburg company. In The Pygmalion Effect, the company dances a brand-new ballet inspired by George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, set to a score by Johann Strauss.

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Pictured: Eifman Ballet performs the US premiere of The Pygmalion Effect Friday-Sunday, May 31-June 2, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall. Pictured: dancers Alina Petrovskaya as Teya and Oleg Gabyshev as Leon
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Pictured: Eifman Ballet performs the US premiere of The Pygmalion Effect Friday-Sunday, May 31-June 2, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall. Pictured: dancers Lyubov Andreeva as Gala and Dmitry Fisher as Holmes, her father
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Pictured: Eifman Ballet performs the US premiere of The Pygmalion Effect Friday-Sunday, May 31-June 2, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall. Pictured: dancers Oleg Gabyshev as Leon and Lyubov Andreeva as Gala
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Pictured: Eifman Ballet performs the US premiere of The Pygmalion Effect Friday-Sunday, May 31-June 2, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall. Pictured: dancers Oleg Gabyshev as Leon and Lyubov Andreeva as Gala
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Pictured: Eifman Ballet performs the US premiere of The Pygmalion Effect Friday-Sunday, May 31-June 2, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall.
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Pictured: Eifman Ballet performs the US premiere of The Pygmalion Effect Friday-Sunday, May 31-June 2, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall.
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