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ABOUT DUBLIN DANCE FESTIVAL: AKRAM KHAN'S GISELLE (ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET)

Following its sensational 2016 world premiere and UK tours, Akram Khan’s stunning reimagining of Giselle will open the 2018 Dublin Dance Festival in association with the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre.

One of the greatest romantic ballets of all time, Giselle is the first full length ballet to be choreographed by celebrated dance artist Akram Khan and will feature 40 dancers from English National Ballet. The classic story of love, betrayal and redemption has been re-imagined, with sets and costumes by Academy-Award winning designer Tim Yip (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon) and a new adaptation of Adolphe Adam’s original score by composer Vincenzo Lamagna, performed by a live orchestra.
Khan is one of the most original and exciting dance artists today. He has received multiple awards throughout his career and choreographed a section of the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony to unanimous acclaim. His innovative style draws from contemporary dance and the ancient Indian dance form, Kathak.
Creating a contemporary version of a much-loved classic, and asking Khan to explore the language of ballet and Kathak in particular, was an ambitious risk taken by English National Ballet under Artistic Director Tamara Rojo. The result has been a triumph for both the company and its choreographer, earning rave reviews and an Olivier Award nomination for Best New Dance Production.

  • DATES

  • Wed, May 02 | 19:30
    Thu, May 03 | 19:30
    Thu, May 03 | 14:30
    Fri, May 04 | 19:30
    Sat, May 05 | 19:30
    Sat, May 05 | 14:30
    Sun, May 06 | 19:30

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