English National Ballet — Akram Khan’s Giselle

18 - 28 September 2019

Archived Show
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Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R


Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Akram Khan’s reimagination of the archetypal Romantic ballet is fast earning a reputation as a modern masterpiece.

Plucking the innocent Giselle from her village, Khan’s version sees the action moved to a condemned garment factory, where a community of migrant workers serve at the mercy of the factory’s landlords. The ghostly figures of their victims form a vengeful and awe-inspiring cabal within Academy Award-winning Tim Yip’s towering set.

Both familiar and innovative, Vincenzo Lamagna’s adaptation of the original Adolphe Adam’s score is performed live by English National Ballet Philharmonic.

★★★★★ "Staggeringly beautiful and utterly devastating"

Nightly casting for Akram Khan’s Giselle

Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

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