Beyond Sin

The Slovak National Theatre

About performance

The captivating choreography enhanced by the three musical giants – Wagner, Mussorgsky and Rachmaninov, impressive set and interpretative challenge offer a promise of an unusual experience.

The production shall be the first staging of their work in Slovakia. In the spirit of the contemporary prodigy of choreography Boris Eifman, the production presents a psychological ballet, an attempt to create a dance equivalent to Dostoyevsky´s masterpiece The Brothers Karamazov. The novel inspired the production about the destructive passions and eternal struggle between God and Devil. The choreographic insight into the souls of the main characters enables us to follows the storyline of the novel with its leitmotif:"If there is no God, then everything is on line with law.” The author paraphrases it from contemporary perspective:“God does exist, and yet everything happens in line with law.”

Production team

Author Boris Eifman
Music Richard Wagner, Modest Petrovič Musorgskij, Sergej Rachmaninov
Libretto, choreographed and directed by Boris Eifman
Musical Preparation Branislav Kostka
Conductor Branislav Kostka Dušan Štefánek
Set and Costume designer Viacheslav Okunev
Set adaptation Alexey Donde
Costume adaptation Larisa Ivuskhyna


Alexey Adrian Szelle, Konstantin Korotkov
Ivan Andrej Szabo, Martin Kreml
Dmitriy Jonatan Lujan
Grushenka Silvia Najdená, Ilinca Ducin
Father Viacheslav Kruť
Mother Monika Lehocká, Viola Mariner
Gypsies Klaudia Görözdös, Viola Mariner, Viktória Šimončíková, Tatum Shoptaugh, Viktoria Zinovieva, Alexandra Shalimova, Katarína Kaanová

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