One of the greatest romantic ballets, Giselle has been re-imagined by celebrated choreographer Akram Khan with Artistic Director and Lead Principal of English National Ballet, Tamara Rojo, dancing the role of Giselle, one of a community of migrant workers cast out of their jobs in a condemned garment factory.
With staging and costumes by Academy Award-winning Tim Yip (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), the ballet has won an Olivier Award and the South Bank Sky Arts Award for English National Ballet, received rapturous 5-star reviews and was sold out when performed at London’s Sadler’s Wells.
Filmed live at the Liverpool Empire in October 2017, Akram Khan’s Giselle is directed for the screen by Ross MacGibbon.
Co-produced by Manchester International Festival and Sadler’s Wells. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Tamara Rojo Giselle
James Streeter Albrecht
Jeffrey Cirio Hilarion
Stina Quagebeur Myrtha, Queen of the Willis
Akram Khan Direction & Choreography
Tim Yip Visual & Costume Design
Vincenzon Lamagna Music, after the original score by Adolphe Adam
Mark Henderson Lighting Design
Ruth Little Dramaturgy
“English National Ballet dance this Giselle with total conviction, from Rojo’s stubborn heroine to the driven, driving corps de ballet.”
***** The Independent
“Giselle has been transformed for the ENB by Akram Khan into the ballet event of the year. Staggeringly beautiful and utterly devastating, it is an electrifying triumph which any dance or theatre fan must not miss”
***** The Daily Express
“Akram Khan’s stunning re-imagining is destined to become a contemporary classic.”
***** The Stage
1 June 2018 7:30PM