- Mar 7, 2020
- Mar 15, 2020
CineLife Entertainment®, in partnership with More2Screen, bring Akram Khan’s Giselle to U.S. cinemas, giving ballet fans the opportunity to see this award-winning production in glorious high definition on the big cinema screen. This acclaimed version choreographed by Akram Khan is hailed as “a beautiful and intelligent remaking of the beloved classic” by The New York Times and “a masterpiece of 21st century dance” by The Mail On Sunday.
One of the greatest romantic ballets of all time, Giselle has been reimagined by celebrated choreographer Akram Khan. In this retold story of love, betrayal and redemption, Tamara Rojo, Lead Principal and Artistic Director of English National Ballet, dances the role of Giselle, one of a community of migrant workers cast out of their jobs in a condemned garment factory.
With staging and costumes by Academy-Award winning designer Tim Yip (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon), the ballet has won an Olivier Award, received rapturous 5-star reviews and was sold out when performed at London’s renowned Sadler’s Wells Theatre. Filmed live at the Liverpool Empire in October 2017, Akram Khan’s Giselle is directed for the screen by Ross MacGibbon.
Running time: 1h43m / 1 intermission
Giselle: Tamara Rojo
Albrecht: James Streeter
Hilarion: Jeffrey Cirio
Bathilde: Begoña Cao
Landlord: Fabian Reimair
Giselle’s Friends: Jung ah Choi, Adela Ramírez, Anjuli Hudson, Maria José Sales
Outcasts: Artists of the Company
Myrtha, Queen of the Wilis: Stina Quagebeur
Wilis: Artists of the Company
Recorded at the Liverpool Empire 28 October 2017
Directed for the screen by Ross MacGibbon
Music: English National Ballet Philharmonic
Conductor: Gavin Sutherland
Leader: Matthew Scrivener
Direction and Choreography: Akram Khan
Composition and Sound Design: Vincenzo Lamagna
Orchestration: Gavin Sutherland
Visual Design and Costumes: Tim Yip
Lighting Design: Mark Henderson
Dramaturgy: Ruth Little
Assistant Choreographer: Andrej Petrovič
Rehearsal Director: Mavin Khoo
Sound Designer: Yvonne Gilbert
Co-produced by Manchester International Festival and Sadler’s Wells. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.