Hailed as a masterpiece of 21st century dance, Akram Khan’s Giselle is now available to rent online.
In this acclaimed version by Akram Khan, the greatest Romantic ballet and its story of love, betrayal and redemption are reimagined.
As the curtain rises, dancers in shadow push against a large wall. From that moment on, Akram Khan’s Giselle stuns with powerful images and mesmerising choreography.
The “ominous, gothic” score (The Observer) by Vincenzo Lamagna is adapted from Adolphe Adam’s original, and performed by English National Ballet Philharmonic.
Sets and costumes by Academy Award-winning designer Tim Yip and atmospheric lighting design by Mark Henderson conjure up a condemned factory and the vengeful ghosts that appear in its shadows.
“Staggeringly beautiful and utterly devastating… an electrifying triumph which any dance or theatre fan must not miss.”
The Daily Express
“Ghostly reimagining is a triumph of pure stagecraft.”
“Destined to become a contemporary classic.”
“A seminal event.”
The Arts Desk
“Stunning – all of it.”
“Bravo to the entire company… the ballet is a beautiful and intelligent remaking of the beloved classic.”
New York Times
Co-produced by Manchester International Festival and Sadler’s Wells
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