• English National Ballet ╲ Giselle, par Akram Khan

    English National Ballet

    Giselle

    Akram Khan
    10. 11. 12. 13. 13 Mar 2021
    Tickets
  • English National Ballet

    Giselle

    Akram Khan
    10. 11. 12. 13. 13 Mar 2021
    Tickets
  • English National Ballet

    Giselle

    Akram Khan
    10. 11. 12. 13. 13 Mar 2021
    Tickets
  • English National Ballet

    Giselle

    Akram Khan
    10. 11. 12. 13. 13 Mar 2021
    Tickets
  • English National Ballet

    Giselle

    Akram Khan
    10. 11. 12. 13. 13 Mar 2021
    Tickets

English National Ballet - Giselle

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  • English National Ballet

    Giselle

    Akram Khan
Kindly supported by The Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation
Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation
Length – 2 h incluant entracte Venue – Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Place des Arts
10 March 2021 - 20 h 00
11 March 2021 - 20 h 00
12 March 2021 - 20 h 00
13 March 2021 - 14 h 00
13 March 2021 - 20 h 00
La Presse

The much-anticipated first visit of famous English National Ballet in Montreal. Akram Khan’s electrifying version of Giselle has been enthusiastically received since its creation. Powerfully performed by 40 dancers and the Orchestre Métropolitain, this is a Giselle for the 21st century.  

After revisiting traditional Indian dances, sharing the stage with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Juliette Binoche, and creating some of today’s most beautiful solos, the choreographer Akram Khan tackles that most emblematic of romantic ballets: Giselle. He offers a stunning contemporary reinterpretation in which Giselle is portrayed as a modern-day heroine. The characters—migrants, workers, wealthy landlord—played by the virtuoso dancers of English National Ballet, evolve in a timeless world. For them, Khan has developed an ample movement vocabulary, from infinite rounds to eloquent pas de deux. On an imposing set, accompanied by the Orchestre Métropolitain, the performers move us, dazzle us, fascinate us. 
 

Tickets start at $44.00

Post-performance talk with the artists

    Friday March 12, 2021
    Saturday March 13, 2021

Pre-show activity \ Cocktail Thursdays
Thursdays March 11, 2021, 7:15 p.m. 

  • Akram Khan

    Photo © Jean-Louis Fernandez

    Akram Khan

    Born in London in 1974 into a family originally from Bangladesh, Akram Khan began dancing kathak at the age of seven. His first public performance was at age 14 as a dancer in Peter Brook’s legendary Mahabharata. He toured the piece around the world from 1987 to 1989, and also appeared in the 1988 televised version. After studying contemporary dance and working on the X-Group project with Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker in Brussels, he presented...

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  • English National Ballet

    English National Ballet (ENB) has a long and distinguished history. Founded in 1950 as London Festival Ballet by the great English Dancers Alicia Markova and Anton Dolin, it has played a major role in the growth and history of ballet in the UK. Princess Diana was patron of ENB and made it the only nonhumanitarian cause she embraced. Her work for the company made possible the opening of the English National Ballet School in 1995. Today, English...

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Giselle

Direction and Choreography  Akram  Khan.  
Visual and Costume Design  Tim Yip. 
Composition and Sound Design  Vincenzo Lamagna  after the original score by Adolphe Adam. 
Lighting Design  
Mark Henderson. 
Dramaturgy  Ruth Little. 
Assistant Choreographer  Andrej Petrovic. 
Rehearsal Director  Mavin Khoo.  
Score Orchestration Gavin Sutherland. 
Sound Designer  Yvonne Gilbert. 

 

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