Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in association with Dublin Dance Festival. Irish Premiere | England
Akram Khan’s Giselle
(English National Ballet)
Performing in Ireland for the first time in over 55 years, the English National Ballet opens the 2018 Dublin Dance Festival with Akram Khan’s breath-taking reimagining of Giselle.
This heartrending story of love, betrayal and redemption is performed by the full cast of 40 dancers under Artistic Director, Tamara Rojo, accompanied by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. One of the greatest romantic ballets of all time, Giselle receives a new, contemporary interpretation by Khan, award-winning choreographer and one of the most original and exciting artists today.
This is the first full-length ballet to be choreographed by Khan, renowned for his innovative style that draws on contemporary dance and the ancient Indian dance form, Kathak. The result of this ambitious collaboration has been a triumph, earning an Olivier Award nomination and wowing audiences and critics alike.
★★★★★ A masterpiece of 21st century dance - Mail on Sunday
★★★★★ A remarkable production performed by some of the best dancers in the world - Manchester Evening News
★★★★★ English National Ballet dance this Giselle with total conviction - The Independent
★★★★★ A sensational and sensuous 21st century Giselle - The Stage
★★★★ Earthbound, visceral, feral and intense, and moulded with a sculptural beauty - The Times
★★★★ The whole ballet is magnificently danced and it is, I think, a gift for ENB - The Guardian
Direction and Choreography: Akram Khan
Music: Vincenzo Lamagna, after the original score by Adolphe Adam
Visual design and costumes: Tim Yip
Lighting design: Mark Henderson
Dramaturgy: Ruth Little
Assistant Choreographer: Andrej Petrovic
Rehearsal Director: Mavin Khoo
Score Orchestration: Gavin Sutherland