GISELLE BY AKRAM KHAN

  
PRIORITY SALE
01/09/21
GENERAL PUBLIC SALE
08/09/21

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.

  • Approximate running time 2h

Artistic profile

Direction and choreography
Akram Khan
Vincenzo Lamagna (after the original score by Adolphe Adam)
Orchestration
Gavin Sutherland
Concertino
Matthew Scrivener
Set design and costumes
Tim Yip
Lighting design
Mark Henderson
Dramaturgy
Ruth Little
Assistant Choreographer
Andrej Petrovic
Rehearsal Director
Mavin Khoo
Sound design
Yvonne Gilbert
Coproduction
Manchester International Festival and the Sadler’s Wells Theatre (London)
Symphony Orchestra of the Liceu Opera Barcelona
Conductor
Gavin Sutherland
Guest Conductor
Gerry Cornelius

May 2022

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