English National Ballet Akram Khan's Giselle - Tamara Rojo © Jason Bell, Art Direction and Desi

English National Ballet: Akram Khan’s Giselle

BUY TICKETS 7.30pm Thursday 26 April (sorry, not Wednesday 25 April as in the printed programme)

BALLET from the English National Ballet filmed live at the Liverpool Empire in October 2017.

This great romantic ballet is reimagined by celebtrated choregrapher, Akram Khan, and stars Tamara Rojo, the director and lead principal of English National Ballet.

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 composter Vincenzo Lamagna and performed by English National Ballet Philharmonic, dramaturgy from Ruth Little and lighting design from Tony Award-winner Mark Henderson.

Akram Khan’s new Giselle is a work of immense confidence and scouring anger. Reimagining one of ballet’s most-loved classics, the story of a village girl betrayed by a nobleman, this production is another big, ambitious risk taken by English National Ballet under director Tamara Rojo. It proves to be a triumph for the company and its choreographer … English National Ballet dance this Giselle with total conviction, from Tamara Rojo’s stubborn heroine to the driven, driving corps de ballet. James Streeter is a speedy, focused Albrecht, while Cesar Corrales is a mercurial, dangerous Hilarion.  Zoë Anderson, The Independent 

Tickets: Full £15   Adult concessions £13   18 & under £10
Running time: 1 hr 55 mins (inc one interval)
Doors open: 7pm
Certificate: U