With Giselle, Royal Ballet Flanders presents one of the most beloved works of the ballet repertoire. This renowned, award-winning adaptation by the British-Bengali choreographer Akram Khan is a timeless fairytale about the redemptive power of love and promises a scintillating evening of ballet that will remain etched in the memory of any ballet lover.
Following the powerful and remarkable Kaash, Giselle is the second work that the British-Bengali choreographer Akram Khan is presenting with Royal Ballet Flanders. Giselle is his first full-length ballet and at the premiere, it was enthusiastically received by audiences and hailed by critics as a masterpiece for the 21st century.
Giselle is an intelligent contemporary retelling of the story and a visual spectacle with sets and costumes by Oscar winner Tim Yip. The original score by Adolphe Adam was adapted by the contemporary composer Vincenzo Lamagna and thus, the music is also given a contemporary translation.
The performances on October 16, 19 & 24 (Ghent) and November 1, 2, 3, 4 & 8 (Antwerp) are accompanied by a live orchestra.