What Is It?
Giselle is undoubtedly one of the most tragically beautiful ballet’s to see live. Don’t miss your chance to revel in the exquisite grace of this French classic at Joburg Theatre this October. Joburg Ballet presents Giselle as their closing production for the 2019 season. French principal dancer Anaïs Chalendard will share the title role with Joburg Ballet dancers. She will dance in three of the ten performances during the season. Miss Chalendard made her acclaimed Joburg Ballet debut earlier in the season as a guest artist in The Sleeping Beauty. The Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra will also perform with Joburg Ballet during this season.
Giselle is a beautiful young peasant woman, tricked into falling in love with an engaged aristocrat, Duke Albrecht. The young woman dies of a broken heart after discovering her lover’s secret. Summoned from her grave by a mysterious group of supernatural women, the Wilis, Giselle is tasked with dancing her beloved to his death. However, she finds it in her heart to forgive Albrecht for his deceit, narrowly saving him from the Wilis and herself from becoming one of them.
This ballet is haunting, splendid and one of the most technically difficult for dancers to perform. It would be a shame to miss it, so make sure to book your tickets as soon as possible.
When Is It?
Friday, 04 October 2019 – Sunday, 13 October 2019.
Where Is It?
Joburg Theatre (Nelson Mandela Stage), 163 Civic Boulevard, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.
How Much Is It?
Tickets cost between R110 – R523 per person. Book yours online via Webtickets.
For more information
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