Akram Khan's Giselle
Sadlers Wells, London
Wednesday 25 Sep 2019
AKRAM KHAN’S GISELLE Wednesday 25th September 7.30pm, Sadlers Wells, London
Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist, Akram Khan’s reimagination of the archetypal Romantic ballet is fast earning a reputation as a modern masterpiece.
Plucking the innocent Giselle from her village, Khan’s version sees the action moved to a condemned garment factory, where a community of migrant workers serve at the mercy of the factory’s landlords. The ghostly figures of their victims form a vengeful and awe-inspiring cabal within Academy Award-winning Tim Yip’s towering set. Vincenzo Lamagna’s adaptation of the original Adolphe Adam’s score is performed live by English National Ballet Philharmonic.