Considered one of the greatest of romantic ballets, Giselle was first performed in Paris in 1841. Originally choreographed by Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot, the modern production was choreographed by Marius Petipa for the Imperial Ballet.
The role of Giselle is one of the most sought-after in ballet. To win the role, a ballerina must have near perfect technique, outstanding grace, and great drama skills. The second act of the ballet, in which everyone is wearing white, is known as the "white act." Our performance to you is greatly inspired by Marius Petipa’s traditional ballet version featuring the famous pas de deux from Act 2, Giselle’s mad scenes from Act 1 and more. This year we are delighted to bring Giselle to the stage performed by the highly skilled artists of VSB and re-mastered by Michelle Cassar de Sierra after Marius Petipa’s choreography.
A must see ballet experience for all!
Presented by The Victorian State Ballet