Dance and performance art

Akram Khan's Giselle

May 02 2018 - May 06 2018
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Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Grand Canal Square, Docklands, Dublin,
T: +353(0)16777999

The celebrated British dancer and choreographer Akram Khan's celebrated reinvention of Giselle comes to Dublin.

One of the world’s favourite romantic ballets, Giselle was written in the 1840s by the French composer Adolphe Adam. The story tells the tale of a peasant girl, who dies of a broken heart after discovering her lover is betrothed to another.

In 2016, the celebrated British dancer and choreographer Akram Khan, whose list of achievements includes choreographing part of the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games, reinvented Giselle, integrating the influenced of the Kathak dance style from South Asia.

Khan worked with the English National Ballet to create this new version of the ballet which was performed in venues around the United Kingdom throughout that year to much fanfare.

Akram Khan’s take on Giselle visits the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre this May as one of the highlights of this year’s edition of the Dublin Dance Festival. These will be its first Irish performances, and will feature a new adaptation of Adam’s original score by composer Vincenzo Lamagna performed by a live orchestra.

€20 - €99.50