Ballet in Two Acts

Choreography by Boris Eifman
Music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Set and Costumes by Vyacheslav Okunev

The premiere was held on 12 September 1993


Pyotr Iylich Tchaikovsky – one of Boris Eifman's favourite composers. When the choreographer has plunged into its biography and has learned about sufferings, about hellish torments of soul of the composer, provoked tragic element of its music has heard it absolutely in another way.

Eifman has wanted to inform it and to public so there was this performance. The choreographer would like to tell about that devil fire that flared in Tchaikovsky shower. Its tragic element was that he felt the bifurcation, therefore suffered and suffered. And ballet is not history of private life of Tchaikovsky, and attempt to materialize the tragical beginning in its music.