GISELLE by Akram Khan

ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET
Director: Tamara Rojo
Temporada 2019-2020 / Dance / 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.

Artistic profile

Direction and choreography
Akram Khan
Vincenzo Lamagna (after the original score by Adolphe Adam)
Set design and costumes
Tim Yipro
Lighting design
Mark Henderson
Dramaturgy
Ruth Little
Sound design
Yvonne Gilbert
Coproduction
Manchester International Festival and the Sadler’s Wells Theatre (London)

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Approximate running time 2h

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.