English National Ballet’s acclaimed ‘Giselle’ to be shown in Thornbury

October 01 2018
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Thornbury Picture House is screening the English National Ballet’s Giselle at The Cossham Hall on 2 November, following the very successful showing of Matthew Bourne’s ballets Carmen and Sleeping Beauty.

Giselle is known as a traditional romantic ballet, but in this version, it has been recreated by the celebrated choreographer Akram Khan, with staging and costumes by Tim Yip (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon). 

Artistic Director and Lead Principal of English National Ballet, Tamara Rojo, dances the role of Giselle, who is part of a community of migrant workers who lose their jobs at a garment factory. The story reflects the conflict between the haves and the have nots.

The critics have rated it highly; “The Ballet Event of the year” Daily Express; “It may well rank as the Masterpiece of 21st century dance” Mail on Sunday; “A beautiful and intelligent remaking of the beloved classic” New York Times.

Doors open on 2 November at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Tickets £10 (Concessions £8 for over 65's or under 18's) are available from Thornbury Town Hall, at the TPH film night on 19 October, or can be reserved by phoning 01454 412272.