English National Ballet – Akram Khan’s Giselle
19th October 2023 – 21st October 2023
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As the curtain rises, dancers in shadow push against a forbidding wall. From that moment on, Akram Khan’s Giselle stuns with powerful images.
Mesmerising choreography, atmospheric lighting by Mark Henderson and a towering set by Academy Award winner Tim Yip conjure up a condemned factory and the vengeful ghosts that appear in its shadows.
The ominous score by Vincenzo Lamagna – adapted from the original by Adolphe Adam and performed live by English National Ballet Philharmonic – intensifies the story’s emotional impact.
See the greatest romantic ballet and its story of love, betrayal, and redemption, boldly reimagined. Akram Khan’s Giselle returns to the Palace Theatre, where it premiered as a special event in partnership with Manchester International Festival.