In this recent revival of Russian Hamlet, choreographer Boris Eifman masterfully reimagines Shakespeare’s play in the context of a sordid chapter of Russian history—focusing on the figure of Paul I and his confrontation with a hostile world built on violence, treachery, and lies. The lavish staging and powerful choreography are set to music by Beethoven and Mahler. 
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Pictured: The Eifman Ballet performs the West Coast premiere of Russian Hamlet Friday–Sunday, June 3–5, 2022
(credit: Souheil Michael Khoury)
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Pictured: The Eifman Ballet performs the West Coast premiere of Russian Hamlet Friday–Sunday, June 3–5, 2022
(credit: Natalia Voronova)