Red Giselle

Sony Centre For The Performing Arts and Show One Productions present

the Highly Anticipated Return of Eifman Ballet St. Petersburg


Four Performances Only! May 11 – 13, 2017

Sony Centre for the Performing Arts and Show One Productions are excited to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the internationally renowned Eifman Ballet St. Petersburg with their visually arresting production of RED GISELLE at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, May 11 – 13, 2017.

RED GISELLE is choreographer Boris Eifman’s moving love letter to one of the greatest Russian ballerinas of all time, Olga Spessivtseva. She became famous dancing Giselle, and was also fated to a tragic end due to mental illness. Life during the 1917 revolution became near impossible and Spessivtseva was forced to flea Russia. Her career spanned 20 years where she travelled the world and received rave reviews, but her fears and anxieties always followed.

“Our ballet is dedicated to Olga Spessivtseva, one of the greatest ballerinas of the twentieth century. I was astonished when I learned the details of her life: the unique actress, bathed in glory and worshipped by fans and critics, spent 20 years in an asylum outside New York...The tragic emotions I felt, became the impulse for creating the ballet.” – Boris Eifman

With only one Canadian stop on their current tour, Eifman Ballet will return to Toronto for their third time since their first appearance in 2013. A seminal work of Eifman’s expressive dance language, RED GISELLE is “exuberant theatricality, boldly expressive movement and extraordinary dancing.” (Vogue).

When founding Eifman Ballet St. Petersburg in 1977, Eifman broke the rules and resisted the trends to develop his own personal form of expression that combines classical and contemporary dance and theatre. Now, celebrating their 40th anniversary, Eifman and the Eifman Ballet continue to push boundaries for ballet lovers in Asia, Europe, the Americas and Australia, while remaining true to the form developed four decades ago.

Show One Productions and

Show One Productions present

Eifman Ballet St. Petersburg


Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Alfred Sсhnittke, Georges Bizet May 11 – 12 @ 8pm and May 13 @ 2pm & 8pm

Ticket prices range from $55-$145 and can be purchased:

in person at the Sony Centre Box Office (open Monday-Friday 12pm-5pm),

over the phone at 1-855-872-SONY (7669) or online at

Ticket prices do not include service charges or delivery fees

Discounts for groups of 8+ please contact 416-916-7878 or email

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Red Giselle

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