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Akram Khan’s Giselle Blu-ray

Acclaimed dancer-choreographer Akram Khan has reimagined Giselle for the 21st Century and, in the process, created one of its greatest dance works.

Akram Khan’s Giselle Blu-ray features Tamara Rojo as Giselle a former garment factory migrant worker and Albrecht (James Streeter) a member of the wealthy factory-owning class. An abandoned ‘ghost factory’ haunted by the memory of female migrant workers, many of them victims of industrial accidents, replaces the traditional glade of Act II. There, Giselle’s desire to break the cycle of violence will lead her to reconciliation with Albrecht and his release from the retributive justice of the Wilis.

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Giselle: Tamara Rojo
Albrecht: James Streeter
Hilarion: Jeffrey Cirio
Bathilde: Begoña Cao
Myrtha: Stina Quagebeur
Landlord: Fabian Reimair
Giselle's Friends: Adela Ramírez, Anjuli Hudson, Maria José
Outcast Wilis: Artists of the Company

English National Ballet Philharmonic
Music Director & Orchestration: Gavin Sutherland
Composition & Sound Design: Vincenzo Lamagna, after Adolphe Adam
Direction & Choreography: Akram Khan

Extra Features: The Creative Process; The Characters of Akram Khan’s Giselle; Creating the Costumes for Giselle; Interviews with Dramaturg Ruth Little, with Stina Quagebeur, James Streeter, and Madison Keesler, and with composer Vicenzo Lamagna

Picture: 16:9
Sound: PCM 2.0 / 5.1 MA DTS
Format: Blu-ray
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Duration: 125 mins
Year: 2017



"This is an epic Giselle, and a triumph." Evening Standard

"it may well rank as a masterpiece of 21st century dance ... very special indeed." Mail on Sunday

"It’s the sensational group dances that resonate most... earthbound, visceral, feral and intense, and moulded with a sculptural beauty. ... Khan’s choreography has never looked better." The Times

"Giselle has been transformed for the ENB by Akram Khan into the ballet event of the year. Staggeringly beautiful and utterly devastating, it is an electrifying triumph which any dance or theatre fan must not miss." The Daily Express

"Akram Khan’s new Giselle is a work of immense confidence and scouring anger. English National Ballet dance this Giselle with total conviction, from Rojo’s stubborn heroine to the driven, driving corps de ballet." The Independent

"Bravo to the entire company, which performs with impressive commitment ... The ballet is a beautiful and intelligent remaking of the beloved classic" New York Times



Olivier Awards 2017: Winner - Outstanding Achievement in Dance

South Bank Sky Arts Awards 2017: Winner - Award for Dance

National Dance Awards 2017: Winner - Best Classical Choreography

Manchester Theatre Awards 2017: Winner - Robert Robson Best Dance Production prize