Why See American Ballet Theatre: Giselle?
back for 2017!
The epitome of Romantic ballet, Giselle is a poignant tale of unrequited love, remorse, and forgiveness. The role of Giselle, often described as the Hamlet of the ballet world, requires an exquisite stylist with daring dramatic and technical skills. ABT's unrivalled roster of international ballet stars brings Giselle's mystery and ethereal beauty vividly to life in this universally acclaimed production.
Giselle (by Marius Petipa) is one of the world's favorite romantic ballets, and tells the story of a beautiful village girl who falls in love with a powerful Count, who is disguises himself as a fellow villager. When Giselle learns of his deception and that their love will never be, her world falls apart and she descends into madness.
The ballet was first performed in Paris in 1841, and the title role of Giselle is still known to be a technical and complex role which challenges even the most experienced dancers.
Opening night: 25 May 2017
Suitable for audiences of all ages
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