Promo Giselle ENB


Akram Khan’s Giselle

Akram Khan

1h 35 min
Sin subtítulos

The iconic ballet, reimagined. Following its sensational 2016 world premiere and UK tour, Akram Khan’s Giselle returns to London by popular demand, and is performed in Liverpool and Dublin for the first time. One of the greatest romantic ballets of all time, Giselle is the first full length ballet choreographed by Akram Khan.


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.


English National Ballet Philharmonic


Artistic team

Direction and choreography | Akram Khan

Dramaturgy | Ruth Little



Giselle | Tamara Rojo

Albrecht | James Streeter


Southbank centre
Frank Moon & Dave Price
Arthur Pita, Natalia Osipova

A powerful narrative dance production based on Hans Christian Andersen’s dark tale, choreographed by Arthur Pita and starring Natalia Osipova.
International dance superstar Osipova, principal of the Royal Ballet, stars alongside multi-award winning dancer Jonathan Goddard. The Mother is set to original live music by Frank Moon and Dave Price and is choreographed by Arthur Pita, the choreographer of critically acclaimed productions The Metamorphosis and The Glass Menagerie.


As a young single mother sets out to save her child, she must face fantastic creatures, impossible trials and cross the line between life and death itself. Will she succumb to the forces of evil, or will the power of motherhood prevail?


With the collaboration of Naxos

Teatro Real
G. Verdi / R. Wagner
Alain Platel, Les Ballets C de la B

The greatest project of the Belgian choreographer Alain Platel, a combination of opera, dance and theatre with Verdi and Wagner choruses, superbly performed by the Teatro Real Chorus.


C(h)œurs is an exploration of the emotions generated when the individual encounters the group, the dynamic of collective movements, and the public-private dimension, all highly relevant subjects given the current trends in modern society.


The authors who inspired the creation are: José Ortega y Gasset, Elias Canetti, Mario Vargas Llosa and Jonathan Littell.

Kungliga Operan
Mikael Karlsson
Alexander Ekman, Royal Swedish Ballet

Alexander Ekman's exceptional ballet A Midsummer Night's Dream was created for the Royal Swedish Ballet with a score by award winning Mikael Karlsson. At the premiere the piece immediately established itself as a front representative of the new generation of dance – energetic, skilled and filled with humor.


This contemporary ballet explores the energy and the mysteries of the summer solstice night in Scandinavian tradition. In addition to the dancers from the Royal Swedish Ballet, nine musicians participate on stage, including experimental pop singer Anna von Hausswolff, acclaimed percussionist Niklas Brommare and the classical string Quartet Dahlkvistkvartetten.

Teatro Real
Georg Friedrich Händel
Mark Morris Dance Group

In keeping with his artistic path and a commitment to live music, Mark Morris always looks for the collaboration and contribution of the best artists of our time. In this production, he brings together sopranos Sarah-Jane Brandon and Elizabeth Watts, tenor James Gilchrist and bass Andrew Foster-Williams, accompanied by the Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Real, to perform Händel’s lovely piece L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, conducted by Jane Glover. The production is divided into two acts, the choreography creates 32 scenes inspired by the paintings of William Blake.


A presence of group and choral structure predominate in this creation, characterised by vibrant, spontaneous movement. The journey travels from the melancholy at the outset to a contagious energy, where the community is more important than the individual, making the point that human beings are truly happy when they are part of something greater.


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Teatro del Bicentenario
Georg Friedrich Händel
Mauricio Wainrot, Victoria Balanza

Wainrot said that creating a choreographic work with a theme like Messiah arose out of different needs, and at the premiere in Buenos Aires in 1999 he wrote in the programme: "I feel that, at the end of this millennium, being prominent protagonists of such a date and event, makes us in some way privileged witnesses and participants in the event. It may be a merely statistical date, but it undoubtedly has an emotional and mystical charge of the highest voltage. Messiah represents for me, at this special moment, a look at new and old utopias, a look inside ourselves, a need to listen to our intimate silences and to get closer to others, especially to those we love the most, to those who share our history and destiny and to those who were and are witnesses of so many joys and hardships. Creating Messiah has been a personal experience that moves me to be able to participate with everyone."


The work takes place in a wonderful atmosphere created by Carlos Gallardo's set and costumes, where everything is crystal clear, diaphanous as a sky - floor, backdrop, benches, costumes and the scenographic box that contains it - providing a perfect setting for the ballet.