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Reimagined classic heads to cinemas

Hailed as a masterpiece of 21st century dance, Akram Khan’s Giselle comes to cinemas for the first time.

In Akram Khan's critically acclaimed production, Artistic Director, Tamara Rojo, dances the role of Giselle, one of a community of migrant workers cast out of their jobs in a condemned garment factory.

The classic story of love, betrayal and redemption has been reimagined in this stunning new version, with sets and costumes by Academy-Award winning designer Tim Yip (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon), an ‘ominous, gothic’ (The Observer) adaptation of Adolphe Adam’s original score by composer Vincenzo Lamagna and performed by English National Ballet Philharmonic, dramaturgy from Ruth Little and lighting design from Tony Award-winner Mark Henderson.

Crystal Costa from English National Ballet in Akram Khan's Giselle pic Laurent Liotardo Crystal Costa in Akram Khan's Giselle pic Laurent Liotardo

Filmed live at the Liverpool Empire in October 2017, Akram Khan’s Giselle is directed for the screen by Ross MacGibbon.

Giselle can be seen in cinemas nationally From 25 April. Find out where you can see it.

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