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FILM SYNOPSIS

12A

ROH - Giselle

159 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)

Directed by:
Peter Wright
Performers:
Marianela Nunez; Vadim Muntagirov
Choreography:
Marius Petipa; Jean Coralli; Jules Perrot
Themselves:
The Royal Ballet
Distributor:
Royal Opera House Enterprises Ltd
Release Date:
20/10/2020
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Genre:
Ballet;

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PLEASE NOTE 
THIS IS AN ENCORE PERFORMANCE, ORIGINALLY  RECORDED IN 2016.

Giselle is the classic ballet of the Romantic era. It transformed the dance world when it was first performed in Paris in 1841 and remains at the centre of the classical repertory. Giselle’s essence has remained the same through many different productions in well over a century of continuous performance. Peter Wright’s production for The Royal Ballet is based on Marius Petipa’s classic version (after the original 1841 choreography by Jules Perrot and Jean Coralli), which was first staged in St Petersburg in 1884.

The role of Giselle provides the dancer with many technical and dramatic challenges, from the character’s early love to her poignant descent into madness and her final gesture of forgiveness from beyond the grave. The first act of the ballet is filled with historical detail and rustic colour. By contrast, the second, ‘white’ act plunges the audience into an eerie moonlit forest haunted by the ethereal Wilis. With its combination of memorable story and exquisite choreography, Giselle is the perfect way to discover classical ballet.