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Hailed as “a masterpiece of 21st century dance” Akram Khan’s Giselle gives ballet fans worldwide the opportunity to see this award-winning production in glorious high definition on the big screen. Recognized as one of the greatest romantic ballets, Giselle has been re-imagined by celebrated choreographer Akram Khan, with Artistic Director and Lead Principal of English National Ballet, Tamara Rojo, dancing the role of Giselle, one of a community of migrant workers cast out of their jobs in a condemned garment factory.
“A beautiful and intelligent remaking of the beloved classic”
– New York Times
“Khan’s choreography has never looked better”
– The Times
His first full length ballet, Khan’s Giselle features set and costume designs from Academy Award-winning designer Tim Yip, known for his work on the hit film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and an adaptation of the original Adolphe Adam score by composer Vincenzo Lamagna, orchestrated by Music Director, Gavin Sutherland and performed live by English National Ballet Philharmonic.
Alongside Rojo, further Principal casting sees Soloist James Streeter perform in the role of Albrecht, Guest Artist and Principal of American Ballet Theater Jeffrey Cirio perform as Hilarion, and Artist of the Company, Stina Quagebeur perform in the role of Myrtha, Queen of the Wilis.
The ballet has won an Olivier Award, the South Bank Sky Arts Award for Dance, and Akram Khan won the 2017 Critics’ Circle National Dance Award for Best Classical Choreography for Giselle. The production has received rapturous 5-star reviews and was sold out when performed at London’s Sadler’s Wells. This is the first time an English National Ballet production has been filmed for cinema, extending the reach of the company beyond its existing national and international touring program. The film was commissioned by The Space, the digital agency which supports UK arts organisations to grow their audiences across digital, cinema and broadcast platforms.
Filmed during a live event, the Live Cinema Series broadcasts offer audiences an equivalent to the best seat in the house, with incredibly detailed close-ups of the performers. The Live Cinema – Ballet Series is sponsored in part by The Dance Center of Walla Walla and Shakespeare Walla Walla.
This screening has an approximate runtime of 2 hours. Beer, wine, popcorn, and snacks will be available for purchase, and may be taken into the theater.
The 2020 Live Cinema – Ballet Series is supported by:
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