GISELLE by Akram Khan
The classical ballet Giselle, re-imagined from a contemporary angle by Akram Khan in an ENB production, with Tamara Rojo as director
Akram Khan's choreography for Giselle concentrates on the dark, sinister side of this tale about the spirits of dead maidens. The music, by Vincenzo Lamagna, is a recreation of Adolphe Adam's original score.
The production, which boasts scenery and costumes by Tim Yip, a collaborator of film director Ang Lee, has won praise and awards as one of the best European dance shows.
Diabolical precision and energy are the hallmarks of Khan's masterly reinterpretation of one of Romantic ballet's quintessential titles, which he endows with a strange and striking beauty.
- Direction and choreography
- Akram Khan
- Vincenzo Lamagna (after the original score by Adolphe Adam)
- Set design and costumes
- Tim Yipro
- Lighting design
- Mark Henderson
- Ruth Little
- Sound design
- Yvonne Gilbert
- Manchester International Festival and the Sadler’s Wells Theatre (London)
Reasons not to miss'GISELLE by Akram Khan'
- Un clàssic de sempre que torna al Liceu en clau contemporània.
- Un dels ballets més romàntics de la història del gènere, de la mà d’una de les millors companyies europees.