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  Mary Skeaping’s Giselle, English National Ballet
To give a logic to the royal party stopping at Giselle's home in Act I, she accepted a suggestion from the designer Hein Heckroth to draw on the German custom of designating selected cottages as places for wine tasting during the harvest.
Giselle was the idea of the poet and critic Théophile Gautier, who had been looking for a vehicle to display the talents of a young dancer at the Paris Opéra, Carlotta Grisi.
Giselle was premiered at the Théâtre de l'Academie royale de musique, Paris, on 28 June 1841.
www.ballet.co.uk /magazines/yr_05/mar05/jp_enb_giselle.htm   (686 words)

  Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Giselle   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Giselle, danced to familiar music by the French ballet and opera composer Adolphe Adam, and choreographed by Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot, is a Romantic-era ballet first danced in Paris in 1841.
In the second act, the undying love of Giselle for Albrecht, who has come by night to visit her tomb, saves him from having his life-spirit taken from him by the spectral wilis, the vampiric ghosts of betrothed girls who have died before their wedding day, and their Queen.
Giselle passed out of the European repertory until it was revived by Sergei Diaghilev in 1910, a startling change of pace for the avant-garde Ballets Russes.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Giselle   (307 words)

 RoyalOperaHouse - Synopses - Ballet synopses
Giselle, a peasant girl, has fallen in love with Count Albrecht, who has led her to believe that he is a villager named Loys.
But Giselle disregards her mother and, with her beloved, joins in the celebrations that mark the end of the grape harvest, when she is crowned Queen of the Vintage.
Giselle dances for the nobles and, when she tells Bathilde that she too is engaged, the Countess gives her a necklace.
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 Giselle   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Giselle then plucks the petals from a flower and gets a "he loves me not" answer, but Loys promises eternal love to her.
Giselle joins in the dancing despite her mother's fears against it because many girls have died after dancing on their wedding night and become wilis, white phantoms who haunt the woods by moonlight.
Giselle, crushed by this, goes mad and in her frenzy grabs Albrecht's sword and kills herself with it, falling dead into her mother's arms in front of an astonished and despairing Albrecht.
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Examples of choreographic leitmotiv are the ballonnés piqués and pas de basque for Giselle, Ballottées followed by a jeté en avant for Giselle and Albrecht together, the picking of the petals from the flower, and the extensive use of arabesque began by Myrtha and then imitated by the wilis in Act II.
Giselle was seen again in Paris during the second season of the Ballet Russes, in 1910, with Nijinski as Albrecht and Karsavina as Giselle.
Giselle returns with the Wilis and recognizes that now she will be one of them for the rest of time.
www.balletmet.org /Notes/Giselle.html   (4370 words)

 Boston Ballet : Giselle
Giselle was inspired by two works of literature, Victor Hugo's Fantomes, and, especially, Heinrich Heine's De l'Allemagne, which tells the tale of young women who died before their wedding day, but whose love of dancing keeps them from eternal rest.
The ballet is about a peasant girl with a weak heart and a passion for dancing, who becomes engaged to a man she believes to be a peasant, only to discover that he is, in fact, Duke Albrecht, and engaged to another.
Giselle, choreographed by Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot, received its triumphant world premiere in Paris on June 28, 1841, with Carlotta Grisi in the title role and Lucien Petipa (brother of Marius) as Albrecht, and soon became an international hit.
www.bostonballet.org /season/performances/Giselle-2.html   (618 words)

 Amazon.com: Giselle: Video: Alicia Alonso,Enrique Barnet   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Undoubtedly, "Giselle" is one of the finest and most beloved of all ballets, and every balletomane's video collection should include at least one good version of it.
The white moment which is a symbol of the joy and hopes of a naive Giselle and the fl moment that symbolizes the sinister initiation of Giselle in the universe of the spirits.
For me, this film is a treasured record of a great Giselle that illustrates Alonso's artistry and justifies her inclusion among the legendary ballerinas of the 20th century.
www.amazon.com /Giselle-Alicia-Alonso/dp/6303632645   (1883 words)

 San Francisco Ballet "Giselle" - Review by Paul Berenson
Giselle is a peasant girl with a weak heart who loves to dance.
Giselle dances for Bathilde, the Duke's daughter, who is the fiance to Albrecht.
Giselle and Albrecht plead with the Queen for his life, to no avail.
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 Theater & Performance in San Jose, CA | 'Giselle'
And Giselle dances her love for Albrecht, much to her admirer's dismay (Hilarion, danced by Maximo Califano this night, but alternating with Daniel Gwatkin).
Giselle protects her true love, Albrecht, from the same fate that Hilarion has just suffered under the hands of the Wilis (being forced to dance to death) by dancing protectively with him until the clock chimes.
For the men, especially Urlezaga in his second-act solo, and Lihn in the first-act Pas de Deux, Giselle is a showcase of leaping legwork, and both dancers handle such airborne toe twittering as the grand cabriole impressively.
www.metroactive.com /metro/11.22.06/giselle-0647.html   (685 words)

 The Ballet Giselle at the Palais Garnier in Paris
Giselle is the most perfect of the Romantic ballets because it is not only breathtaking visually, but deals with real people.
From the beginning, Letestu's Giselle is scarcely able to believe in her happiness, and there seems an awareness of impending doom.
Strong, self-possessed, and very sure of herself, this Giselle was out to get her man. Number one among the peasant girls, she almost got the better of Princess Bathilde, the gentle Nathalie Quernet, and probably would have done so had the choreography allowed it.
www.culturekiosque.com /dance/reviews/giselle2004.html   (1322 words)

 Giselle                 ...
Giselle, a country girl, falls in love with Loys, without realizing that he is a disguised nobleman, prince Albrecht, Duke of Silesia.
At the graveyard by the lake Giselle's tombstone is lit by the moon.
She rises Giselle from her grave and calls her to join the world of Willis; Giselle appears covered with a white veil.
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 Kirov bows after 'Giselle' - Entertainment - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper   (Site not responding. Last check: )
But "Giselle" is basically the story of a young innocent lass betrayed by Count Albrecht, who enters her life masquerading as a peasant.
Giselle is one of the simplest, tenderest of heroines, and her story is one of the most touching in all of ballet.
Giselle's virtuosity is more subtle; it calls for soft light jumps that look effortless, for arms that seem to float on air, not pose with bent wrists in a copy of Romantic-era lithographs: a lifeless, frozen-in-time quality that makes it a picture and not a living, breathing dance.
www.washingtontimes.com /entertainment/20060619-123809-8676r.htm   (640 words)

Giselle was a triumph, and Grisi became the new star of the Paris Opera.
The role of Giselle has been danced by many great ballerinas, some of the most praised ones were Olga Spessivtseva (who danced it with the Paris Opera Ballet in the 1930s with Serge Lifar), Alicia Markova, Anna Pavlova, Margot Fonteyn, Yvette Chauviré, Carla Fracci, Natalia Makarova, Natalia Bessmertnova, Noëlla Pontois, Ghislaine Thesmar...
Giselle is so shocked that she loses her reason, tries to kill herself with his sword, and dies from the schock.
www.cmi.univ-mrs.fr /~esouche/dance/Gisel.html   (588 words)

 Giselle Summary and Analysis Summary
We know that the dance is a thing apart from the music; that elements of the dance have been determined by chance procedures, often...
Originally performed in Paris in 1841, Giselle is a unique, interesting romantic ballet choreographed by Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot.
Of particular note are the ways in which the footwork and the music in Giselle correspond, the facial expressions and body movements of the dancers, and the contrast of the costume designs.
www.bookrags.com /Giselle   (322 words)

 Giselle | Dog Each Day - REWIND!
I adopted Giselle on June 26, 2004, from an adoption group dedicated to retired racers, and, undoubtedly, she has been one of the “greytest” blessings in my life.
They say that the eyes are the gateway to one’s soul, and when I peer into Giselle’s eyes, I see a beautiful, kind soul that has given me a reason to live.
Giselle is an elegant, graceful girl - she has beautiful eyes, too.
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 FOOTNOTES - Giselle
In fact, the story of Giselle and the other great Romantic ballets are so absurd, that even the biggest names in ballet have a hard time coming to grips with them.
In Giselle, a prince, Albrecht, disguises himself as a commoner and rivals a suitor, Hillarion, for the affections of a peasant girl.
But Giselle's mother reminds her that she is not supposed to exert herself.
www.soundventure.com /web/footnotes/episode2.html   (1272 words)

 'Giselle' makes strong pointe - The Washington Times: Entertainment - October 26, 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This was her debut as Giselle, and she will undoubtedly find a way to deepen her take on the untroubled bucolic maiden of Act I, while also finding ways to bring a nuanced and poignant foreshadowing of the tragedy to come.
At the end of the act, when Giselle descends into despair and madness at the realization of her lover Albrecht's deception, Miss Jimenez's acting was dramatic and vivid.
Her partner Rasta Thomas, appearing as a guest artist, is a striking figure on stage and danced the part creditably, although his short rehearsal period likely contributed to a lack of detail in his performance.
washingtontimes.com /entertainment/20041025-094452-5745r.htm   (719 words)

 'Giselle': Welcome Pirouette Into the Past (washingtonpost.com)
In the title role, Michele Jimenez demonstrated that one of her most precious assets is not her sterling technique or beauty, but an endearing generosity of spirit that draws in the audience whatever her role.
Her Giselle lacked the frailty that foreshadows her tragic end, but was a deeply sympathetic and appealing creature.
At the climactic end of the first act, when his character is exposed as a two-timing fraud and Giselle suffers a fatal breakdown, Thomas stands blandly rooted in place, waiting for his next cue.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A55898-2004Oct22.html   (771 words)

 'Giselle' hybrid misses mark / Staging at Orpheum trips up dazzling Russian dancers
Legat's "Giselle" for the Stanislavsky is heavily cut, oddly edited and curiously unmoving at the close.
Some of the pantomime is fastidiously faithful to the original, down to Giselle's gesturing to Bathilda "I weave," instead of the mid-20th century "I sew" that has been standard since Alonso and Antony Tudor introduced it in the 1940s.
Giselle's mother's intimations of her daughter's tragic fate are gone, along with most of Myrtha's choreography.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2003/06/16/DD97188.DTL   (898 words)

 REVIEW / 'Giselle' demands much, and Ballet San Jose delivers
Cast opposite Karen Gabay's richly expressive Giselle, Urlezaga arrived under the radar, his guest appearance in the role of Albrecht not announced because, with current security restrictions, it wasn't certain that he'd be allowed to enter the country in time.
And as the mother, the legendary Roni Mahler tied the threads of the tragedy together, cradling the dead Giselle in her arms as the curtain fell.
Giselle's return to her grave is abrupt, and leaving Albrecht alone with but a single lily is perhaps an excess of understatement.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/11/18/DDG2BMEJB11.DTL&hw=ballet&sn=001&sc=1000   (753 words)

 Jordan College of Fine Arts - Ballet Russe Drop Collection
Giselle was brought to Russia by Marius Petipa, and most subsequent productions have been based on his 1884 St. Petersburg version.
Western revivals of Giselle all bear the influence of Diaghilev's famed Ballets Russes which brought the ballet back to Europe after a hiatus of nearly fifty years.
This most certainly was the case of the Ballets Russes de Monte-Carlo's version, which was staged in 1938 by Serge Lifar, himself a former dancer with Diaghilev's company, who also danced the role of Albrecht during the first few seasons.
www.butler.edu /dance/da_br_giselle.html   (306 words)

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 Giselle @ Royal Opera House, London: ballet review
Giselle's mother, Berthe, wants her to marry the forester Hilarion, but Berthe's efforts are to no avail.
They are the ghosts of young girls who have been jilted and died before their wedding day; they dance to death any men they happen upon during the night-time.
Myrtha, Queen of the Wilis, initiates Giselle into their rites, and their first victim is Hilarion, come to grieve at Giselle's grave.
www.musicomh.com /opera/rb-giselle_0106.htm   (650 words)

 Giselle Fernandez Photos - Giselle Fernandez News - Giselle Fernandez Information
Giselle was engaged to Ron Kershaw, but he died of pancreatic cancer and liver cancer before they were married.
In 1983, Giselle landed her first job on TV as a reporter for KRDO in Pueblo, Colorado.
Giselle would love to open a deli serving only healthy and natural foods called The Flat Belly Deli.
www.tv.com /giselle-fernandez/person/187558/summary.html   (386 words)

 YouTube - Giselle
It captures the blossoming love between innocent and shy Giselle, a peasant girl, and a young man she knows only as Loys but he is actually nobleman disguised as a peasant.
After Loys declares his love, smitten Giselle picks a flower and plays 'he loves me, he loves me not' but soon throws away her flower and bursts into tears as she realises it will end in 'he loves me not'.
Loys picks the dropped flower and out of her sight, removes a petal, and convinces despondent Gieselle that she is mistaken.
www.youtube.com /watch?v=fJ99E2ZhDJQ   (346 words)

 Giselle Dance & Drama
For girls and boys aged 3 years to vocational training level
The Giselle Vocational Training Foundation is a charity established to help provide funding for young artistes who are accepted into further vocational training institutions, with a view to pursuing a professional career in the entertainments industry.
www.giselledance.co.uk   (68 words)

 Giselle (1980)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Version of "Live from Lincoln Center: American Ballet Theatre: Giselle (#2.4)" (1977) more
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