The greatest of all Romantic ballets, Peter Wright’s production of Marius Petipa’s classic is a tale of betrayal, the supernatural and love that transcends death.
Giselle transformed the dance world when it was first performed in Paris in 1841 and remains at the centre of the classical repertory.
Peter Wright’s production for The Royal Ballet, filmed in 2016, is based on Marius Petipa’s classic version (after the original 1841 choreography by Jules Perrot and Jean Coralli), which was first staged in St Petersburg in 1884.
The role of Giselle provides the dancer with many technical and dramatic challenges, from the character’s early love to her poignant descent into madness and her final gesture of forgiveness from beyond the grave.
The first act of the ballet is filled with historical detail and rustic colour. By contrast, the second, ‘white’ act plunges the audience into an eerie moonlit forest haunted by the ethereal Wilis.
With its combination of memorable story and exquisite choreography, Giselle is sure to wow Brewhouse audiences and makes for the perfect introduction to classical ballet.
Starring: Marianela Nunez, Vadim Muntagirov
Choreography: Marius Petipa after Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot
Production: Peter Wright
27 October 2020 7:30PM