Giselle will perform for 2 nights at The London Coliseum from 15th Jun 2010 to 16th Jun 2010.
The Mikhailovsky Theatre’s 2008 production of Giselle by Nikita Dolgushin, a specialist in historical works, amazed public and critics.
Dolgushin, a noble Albrecht in his time as a dancer, inspired this production, delicately uniting dance and classic mime. The choreographer reveals the essence of this romantic era ballet: the story of Giselle is told in the language of ballet classicism. Together with Vyacheslav Okunev, who designed the epitome of romantic settings, Dolgushin created a production that was described by the Sunday Times as ‘an exemplary Giselle’.
GISELLE is the ultimate Romantic Ballet, a tale of innocence, betrayal and the redemptive power of true love. English National Ballet’s traditional staging of this 1841 masterpiece moves from the sunny optimism of Giselle’s idyllic village life to a ghostly, moonlit world of mystery and menace.
GISELLE is in love with the handsome Duke Albrecht, but when she discovers that he has deceived her she dies of a broken heart. By Giselle’s grave in a mist-wreathed forest glade, vengeful spirits of abandoned brides force men to dance to their deaths. GISELLE returns as a ghost, and her deep love for Albrecht saves him from this fate.
Adolphe Adam’s music, played by English National Ballet’s symphony orchestra, is an exquisite accompaniment to the thoroughly magical choreography.
Booking Period: Wednesday, 20 January 2010 to Saturday, 23 January 2010
Matinees: Thursday and Saturday 2.30pm
Evenings: Wednesday to Saturday 7.30pm
Running Time: 120 minutes
Book Tickets for Giselle at The London Coliseum