In the last week of January, viewers of 'Stay Home with Russian Seasons' will be able to enjoy a documentary interview about the artistic journey of the celebrated Russian choreographer Boris Eifman and a performance by the State Academic Ryazan Russian Folk Choir named after E.G. Popov appreciated by its audiences for almost 90 years.
On Tuesday ,January 26, the 'Stay Home with Russian Seasons' online service will demonstrate the biographical film 'Boris Eifman – Dimensions of Life' . In the form of interview, the well-known experimenter in the world of dance, the talented choreographer and 'theatre magician', as his fans and critics hail him, in a casual conversation will relate his attitude to life, art, religion, and will voice the story of the creation of his own company, which has already conquered the entire world, confess his love of the city on the Neva and explain what St. Petersburg means to him.
The repertory created by Boris Eifman's theatre lists more than 50 performances. Today, the St. Petersburg State Academic Ballet Theatre headed by him is known all over the globe. The Eifman company's performances such as 'Red Giselle', 'Russian Hamlet', 'Anna Karenina', 'Eugene Onegin', 'Rodin, Her Eternal Idol', 'Beyond Sin', 'Requiem', 'Up & Down', 'Tchaikovsky. PRO et CONTRA', 'The Pygmalion Effect', have been enthusiastically received in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Presently, the Boris Eifman Dance Palace will emerge in the northern capital, and it is going to become one of the world centres of dance arts.
On Thursday, January 28, 'Russian Seasons' will stream the concert 'My Ryazan, My Beauty' given by one of the oldest national ensembles , the Ryazan State Academic Russian Folk Choir named after Evgeny Popov .
The choir soloists will perform their ever best acts as well as premieres of songs, choreographic compositions created by the prominent choreographers collaborating with the company. The program features songs by Ryazan composers A. Alexandrov, A. Averkin, A. Novikov, E. Popov, A. Ermakov and others. Also, the Children's Studio at the Choir will take part in the concert.
'The 'Russian Seasons' project gives an amazing chance to introduce foreign audiences to Russian culture. The cultural heritage of our country is multifaceted, and it should be represented as widely as possible throughout the world. It is gratifying that thanks to the cooperation of the Ryazan Philharmonic and 'Russian Seasons', the online viewers get acquainted with the work of the Ryazan State Academic Russian Folk Choir named after E. Popov, a real gem among the folk art companies. I truly hope that acquaintance with the unparalleled style of the Ryazan Choir will only strengthen the interest of viewers from other countries in Russian culture,' notes Elena Bunyashina, Director of the Ryazan Philharmonic.
The Popov Ryazan Choir is inextricably linked with the national history, traditions and the quaint beauty of Russian towns. Next year the choir will celebrate its 90th Anniversary, and over the years the professionalism of the artists has won the audiences not only across Russia, but also in Greece, France, Germany, Bulgaria, Hungary, China, Mongolia, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Canada and other countries. The first members of the choir were ordinary rural dwellers who were singing the way they had learned from their grandparents. The art of unique Ryazan choral tunes has been preserved and passed down from generation to generation, and today, our viewers will also be able to enjoy them.
The webcasts start at 8pm Moscow time.