Giselle

Moravian Theatre Olomouc Ballet

22. 10. 2021

Mahen Theatre

Adolphe Charles Adam

Michal Štípa

2 h 00 min

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Story of love at first sight

The story of Giselle was inspired by a Slavic legend about single girls who die just before their weddings. Those girls turn into fairies after their death and appear to lonely passers-by as they dance to death. Giselle, a village girl who is in love with a nobleman Albert, meets the same destiny as she passes away just before her wedding and turns into a fairy. Does the same fate await Albert as the other passers-by go around in circles in the forest? Or does Giselle save him from a certain death?

Creators:

Adolphe Charles Adam

DANCE BRNO 2021

Creative team:

Author / Music: Adolphe Charles Adam
Libretto: Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Théophile Gautier, adapted by Michal Štípa
Choreography: Michal Štípa, Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot, Marius Petipa
Direction: Michal Štípa
Assistant choreographer: Guido Sarno
Musical staging: Petr Šumník
Conductor: Petr Šumník, Tomáš Hanák
Set and Costume Design Aleš Valášek
Light design: Martin Špetlík
Ballet Masters: Guido Sarno, Jan Fousek

The story of Giselle was inspired by a Slavic legend about single girls who die just before their weddings. Those girls turn into fairies after their death and appear to lonely passers-by as they dance to death. Giselle, a village girl who is in love with a nobleman Albert, meets the same destiny as she passes away just before her wedding and turns into a fairy. Does the same fate await Albert as the other passers-by go around in circles in the forest? Or does Giselle save him from a certain death? It was none otherless than Adolphe Charles Adam who composed music to this popular romantic ballet. Michal Štípa, choreographer and stage director of this performance, studied the piece with his dance ensemble according to the classic version of Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot and Marius Petipa, that is as it is danced all around the world.