Dance, Ballet
Giselle, Australian Ballet 2018
Photograph: Justin Ridler

The Australian Ballet is bringing back its celebrated production of one of the world's favourite ballets

Giselle premiered in Paris in 1841 and has since become one of the world’s best-loved ballets. It also ticks all the boxes for newcomers: a heartbreaking love story, flowing white tutus and breathtaking dancing. The story of a naïve and innocent peasant girl who, after dying from a broken heart, is transformed into a spirit and must save her lover from death, it features the famous “white act”, often regarded as one of the most beautiful scenes in classical ballet. Former artistic director Maina Gielgud’s production premiered in 1986 and is being revived as part of The Australian Ballet’s yearlong celebration of works created by the company.

By: Polly Simons


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