***Note: there are two screenings of Giselle – April 29 and May 22. The film’s running time is about 2 hours 20 minutes. ***
THIS IS A HD BROADCAST
Music Adolphe Adam
Choreography Yuri Grigorovich
Cast Svetlana Zakharova (Giselle), Sergei Polunin (Albrecht)
When Giselle learns that her beloved Albrecht is promised to another woman, she dies of a broken heart in his arms. While Albrecht grieves, she returns from the dead as a Wili, a vengeful spirit meant to make unfaithful men dance until death.
Prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova personifies this ultimate ballerina role in the classical repertoire, alongside the sensational Sergei Polunin as Albrecht, in this chilling, yet luminous ballet that continues to captivate audiences for over 150 years at the Bolshoi.
Captured live on Oct 11, 2015
The program will be preceded by a 20 minute “pre-show” which includes views of Moscow, the Bolshoi Theatre, interviews with dancers, and the season trailer.