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Beyond Sin


The production Beyond Sin from the repertoire of the internationally acclaimed Eifman Ballet is the first study of Eifman’s work in Slovakia. In the spirit of the work of the contemporary choreographic genius Boris Eifman, it is a psychological ballet, an attempt to create a dance equivalent to Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov. The novel served as the master for the production about the destructive passions and God’s eternal struggle with the devil. Through a choreographic immersion into the souls of the main characters, we follow the storylines of the novel. Its leitmotif is: “If God does not exist, then all things are in accordance with the law.” The author paraphrases the idea from the present perspective: “God does exist and yet, all things happen in accordance with the law.” The captivating choreography, amplified by the three musical titans Wagner, Mussorgsky and Rachmaninov, the evocative plot and interpretive complexity promise an extraordinary spectator experience.

Running time: 2 hours with one interval

Performance dates

Show price of tickets
VIP 37 €
1st category 27 €
2rd category 22 €
3rd category 12 €


Photo by:  Peter Brenkus

Music Richard Wagner, Modest Petrovič Musorgskij, Sergej Rachmaninov
Libretto, choreography and direction: Boris Eifman
Musical preparation: Branislav Kostka
Conductor: Branislav Kostka, Dušan Štefánek
Set and Costume Designer: Viacheslav Okunev
Set adaptation: Alexey Donde
Costumes adaptation: Larisa Ivuskhyna
Alexei: Adrian Szelle, Konstantin Korotkov
Ivan: Andrej Szabo, Martin Kreml
Dmitrij: Jonatan Lujan, Glen Lambrecht, Damián Šimko
Grušenka: Silvia Najdená, Ilinca Gribincea, Romina Kołodziej
Father: Adrian Ducin, Yuki Kaminaka, Viacheslav Krut
Mother: Monika Lehocká, Viola Mariner
Gypsies: Viola Mariner, Monika Lehocká, Tatum Shoptaugh, Alexandra Valéria Stašková, Klaudia Görözdös, Victoria Zinovieva, Viktória Šimončíková


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