***Note: there are two screenings of Giselle – April 29 and May 22.  The film’s running time is about 2 hours 20 minutes.  *** 



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.

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