Choreographer Akram Khan creates a brand new version of Giselle for English National Ballet


One of the greatest romantic ballets of all time, Giselle is the first full length ballet choreographed by Akram Khan and sees Academy-Award winning designer Tim Yip (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon) create the set and costumes, while musician, composer, and producer Vincenzo Lamagna creates an adaptation of the original score by Adolphe Adam, performed by English National Ballet Philharmonic. Giselle also sees dramaturgy from Ruth Little and lighting design from Mark Henderson. English National Ballet and Akram Khan previously collaborated together on the award-winning piece Dust, part of its Lest We Forget programme. Giselle will have its world premiere at the Palace Theatre, Manchester, on 27 September 2016.
„When I decided I wanted to bring Giselle, one of the most traditional pieces of the classical repertoire, into the 21st Century there was only one choreographer I believe had both the knowledge of tradition and creativity necessary for this task. I am incredibly excited that Akram accepted this challenge. I believe this will be a very important step for the whole art form and I hope it will make this beautiful classic relevant to new audiences,“ say Tamara Rojo, Artistic Director of English National Ballet.
„It is a beautiful and iconic piece, and I am looking forward to bringing my own take, together with my collaborators and the wonderful English National Ballet dancers. I am still nostalgic from the experience of creative Dust, in the Lest We Forget programme, and am now even more energised to discover the world of Giselle,“ say Akram Khan.

Source: English National Ballet

 
 

To top

No comments

Add comment

* - required field

*
*

To top

Dance diary:

<<   >>
>>DIARY FOR WHOLE MONTH<<
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
  •  

This day on program:

  •  
 
*for other events pick a day (month) in calendar
Licence Creative Commons
Taneční aktuality.cz, jejímž autorem je Taneční aktuality o.p.s., podléhá licenci Creative Commons Uveďte autora-Neužívejte dílo komerčně-Nezasahujte do díla 3.0 Česko .
Vytvořeno na základě tohoto díla: www.tanecniaktuality.cz
Podpora a partnerství: