The Galatea effect by the Arabesk ballet

The myth about Pygmalion, the sculptor, has excited humankind for centuries – Pygmalion creates the most beautiful sculpture of a woman, Galatea, and when he falls in love with his creation, he begs the goddess of love Aphrodite to bring her to life. The idea about the unanimous matter, received life due to the benevolence of gods, bring to the front the ‘creator – creation’ interaction and the question to what extent the author is the actual creator of his creation. Or perhaps, is it vice versa? This connection has always been multilayered and every time it receives a new reading both in literature and on stage. In this line are also the performances of the Russian choreographer Boris Eifman – The Pygmalion Effect and Rodin, but also a few more choreographic decisions.

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