Red Giselle

Friday, May 19, 2017 | 7:30PM; Saturday, May 20, 2017 | 7:30PM; Sunday, May 21, 2017 | 2PM

Red Giselle is inspired by the story of Olga Spessivtseva, a famous Russian
ballerina who portrayed Giselle in the original ballet many times. The story, which begins in revolutionary Petrograd, follows “the Ballerina” as she is introduced to the world of the Russian revolutionaries and caught between her art and the power of the Communists, who want to use artists as instruments for spreading their red ideology. The Ballerina flees to Paris and reprises her role of Giselle in the famous story ballet while also dealing with unrequited love, mental illness, and ghosts from her past. Boris Eifman’s extraordinary, expressive choreography and inexhaustible imagination paired with opulent sets and costumes bring this tragic tale to life.

“Diabolically exciting.” – Chicago Tribune

“Boris Eifman’s Red Giselle is one of the great dramatic
ballets of the 20th century.”
– San Francisco Chronicle

Phone: 312.341.2300 | Box Office: 50 E Congress Pkwy
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Please note: Artists, programs, and dates are subject to change. Ticket prices may change due to demand.
 
 

Red Giselle Reveler Party!
May 19, 2017 | 6PM :: Pre-Show Party | 7:30PM :: Performance
Patrons ages 21-45 are able to purchase a $40 ticket to the May 19 performance of Eifman Ballet, which includes a pre-show reception. This $40 ticket includes light bites from Trattoria No. 10, 2 drink tickets for beer or wine, and a main floor seat in the back orchestra. Meet with other young professionals while enjoying a few drinks and delicious food!  Use promo code REVELER to buy now!

Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg
May 20, 2017 | 9-10:30AM | Reserve Spot
May 20, 2017 | 10:45AM-Noon | Reserve Spot
Study with the professionals performing on our stage!  Company members from our International and “Made in Chicago” Dance Series lead master class workshops for students and adults, allowing dancers to work with the masters as they learn the technique and styles performed throughout our season. Master Classes are 90 minutes long and are taught at an intermediate-advanced level, recommended for dancers with previous formal training (at school or in a studio setting).

 

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