Robert Greskovic reviews Eifman's latest opus in today's Wall Street Journal. Rush out and buy a copy The text is available online only to subscribers, but here's an excerpt:
If this were an isolated example of Mr. Eifman's handiwork, I'd be tempted to assume its lack of distinction stemmed from an American movie genre that the choreographer couldn't quite plumb due to his limited exposure to it. I'm afraid, however, that the crassness on display throughout "Who's Who" is all too typical of Mr. Eifman. His range of dance theater effects is sorely limited, with the monotony of unison calisthenics at one end and the obviousness of silent-movie-style, melodramatic contortions at the other.
The review also mentions that Eifman has been commissioned to do a ballet for NYCB next year in honor of the Balanchine centennary and concludes: "Whether the outcome will be one of Mr. Eifman's lighthearted creations or one of his more tragic depictions, the chances that it will be a ballet worthy of Balanchine's memory are about as likely as those for dodging the bullets of mobster hit men in gangland fiction."