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Akram Khan’s Giselle DVD


  • Acclaimed dancer-choreographer Akram Khan ‘speaks tremendously of tremendous things’ (Financial Times) and this new Giselle reimagines the classic narrative ballet for the 21st Century. Giselle had become a former garment factory migrant worker, Albrecht, 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.

    Giselle: Tamaro 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

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