Mats Ek's Giselle

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  • ballet
  • 88 Mins

Discover acclaimed Swedish choreographer Mats Ek’s 1987 reworking of the ballet classic, Giselle, for the Cullberg Ballet.

With the sensational Ana Laguna in the title role, Mats Ek’s interpretation of the ballet classic has all the whimsy and imaginative innovation so closely associated with the choreographer. In this version of Giselle, the traditional romantic Rhineland village is replaced by a landscape in the shape of breasts, and the supernatural realm of the Wilis is replaced by the harsh reality of a lunatic asylum giving this interpretation a harsh modern relevance. Ana Laguna dances superbly as the barefoot girl who falls ‘madly in love’.

Cast & Crew

(Conductor), Yvan Auzely (Hilarion), Lena Wennergren (Myrtha), (Director), Ana Laguna (Giselle), Vanessa McIntosh (Bathilde), (Choreographer), Luc Bouy (Albrecht)