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.


Giselle  Tamara Rojo
Albrecht  James Streeter
Myrtha  Stina Quagebeur
Hilarion  Jeffrey Cirio

Creative Team

Akram Khan
Direction and Choreography

Tim Yip
Visual and Costume Design

Vincenzo Lamagna
Composition and Sound Design, after the original score by Adolphe Adam

Gavin Sutherland

Mark Henderson
Lighting Design

Ruth Little

Andrej Petrovic
Assistant Choreographer

Mavin Khoo
Rehearsal Director

Yvonne Gilbert
Sound Designer

Co-produced by Manchester International Festival and Sadler’s Wells