One of today’s most celebrated dance artists, Akram Khan, brings breathtaking vision to the greatest Romantic ballet and its story of love, betrayal, and redemption. Featuring a cast of almost 50 dancers, this acclaimed production by English National Ballet comes to BAM for its New York premiere.
As the curtain rises, shadowy figures struggle against a forbidding wall. From that moment on, Akram Khan’s Giselle stuns with powerful images and mesmerizing choreography. With a new score by Vincenzo Lamagna adapted from Adolphe Adam’s original composition, the production features spectacular sets and costumes by Academy Award-winning designer Tim Yip (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and atmospheric lighting design by Mark Henderson. Enter the rich world of Khan’s timely reimagining: a condemned factory haunted by vengeful ghosts and collective female rage.
English National Ballet