English National Ballet Akram Khan's Giselle

Certificate
U
Duration
100 minutes

Akram Khan's Giselle in cinemas from 25 April 2018

Hailed as ‘a masterpiece of 21st century dance, Akram Khan’s Giselle comes to cinemas for the first time with Artistic Director, Tamara Rojo, dancing the role of Giselle, one of a community of migrant workers cast out of their jobs in a condemned garment factory.

The classic story of love, betrayal and redemption has been reimagined in this stunning new version, with sets and costumes by Academy-Award winning designer Tim Yip (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon), an ‘ominous, gothic’ (The Observer) adaptation of Adolphe Adam’s original score by composer Vincenzo Lamagna and performed by English National Ballet Philharmonic, dramaturgy from Ruth Little and lighting design from Tony Award-winner Mark Henderson.

Filmed live at the Liverpool Empire in October 2017, Akram Khan’s Giselle is directed for the screen by Ross McGibbon

5 stars - "It may well rank as a masterpiece of 21st century dance" - MAIL ON SUNDAY

4 stars - "The whole ballet is magnificently danced and it is, I think, a gift for ENB" - THE GUARDIAN

4 stars - "Earthbound, visceral, feral and intense, and moulded with sculptural beauty" - THE TIMES

5 stars - "A remarkable production performed by some of the best dancers in the world" - MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

"A beautiful and intelligent remaking of the beloved classic" - NEW YORK TIMES