Giselle transformed the dance world when it was first performed in Paris in 1841 and remains at the centre of the classical repertory. Giselle's essence has remained the same through many different productions in well over a century of continuous performance. Peter Wright's production for The Royal Ballet filmed in 2016 is based on Marius Petipa's classic version (after the original 1841 choreography by Jules Perrot and Jean Coralli), which was first staged in St Petersburg in 1884.
The role of Giselle provides the dancer with many technical and dramatic challenges, from the character's early love to her poignant descent into madness and her final gesture of forgiveness from beyond the grave. The first act of the ballet is filled with historical detail and rustic colour. By contrast, the second, 'white' act plunges the audience into an eerie moonlit forest haunted by the ethereal Wilis. With its combination of memorable story and exquisite choreography, Giselle is the perfect way to discover classical ballet.
Tickets: £16 (£13) £10 Under 18 - Please purchase your tickets in advance. Tickets will not be available to purchase on the door.
To comply with Scottish Government regulations regarding social distancing, please note with making a booking, that you may only sit with people from your own household or extended household. If you are booking for another household as well as your own, we recommend that after making your booking, you email firstname.lastname@example.org to advise us on the number of households attending so that we can seat your party as near to each other as possible.
The Bistro at The Brunton would like to welcome you back with a special offer for October and November. You can enjoy a delicious 2 course meal for £12 or 3 courses for £15 before the screening. Or if you would like something lighter, how about a coffee and tasty traybake for £4.95? Last orders must be placed by 5pm.*
Please call The Bistro on 0131 653 5250 to book a table.
*PLEASE NOTE THAT IN LINE WITH SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE ON OCT 8TH, THE BISTRO WILL CLOSE AT 6PM FROM OCT 9TH UP TO AND INCLUDING OCT 25TH.