American Repertory Ballet presents Giselle

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MAR 3, 2023
7:00 PM


Located in the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center
11 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ

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Phone: 732.745.8000

Co-choreographed by Ethan Stiefel and Johan Kobborg, Giselle will make its American Repertory Ballet premiere at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center in March 2023.

This celebrated and moving production had its world premiere at the Royal New Zealand Ballet in 2012 and has since toured the globe. Giselle was adapted into a feature film directed by Tao Fraser, selected for screening in the NZ International Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival, and the Toronto International Film Festival. Stiefel and Kobborg’s Giselle will be restaged and partially redesigned specifically for American Repertory Ballet by an award-winning and renowned creative team. Photo: Maarten Holl. Permission of the Royal New Zealand Ballet

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  • Music by ADOLPHE ADAM
  • Choreography by JOHAN KOBBORG and ETHAN STIEFEL (after Marius Petipa)
  • Scenic Design by HOWARD JONES
  • Costume Design by NATALIA STEWART
  • Lighting Design by JOSEPH R. WALLS

The tragic tale unfolds against the ghostly backdrop of a Rhineland forest haunted by the fearful presence of the “Wilis” – vengeful spirits of abandoned brides. The beautiful peasant girl, Giselle, falls for Albrecht who conceals his identity to win her. The discovery of her lover’s deception shatters Giselle’s innocence and causes her to die of a broken heart. Albrecht is thrown into the hands of the merciless Wilis, but Giselle cannot bear to watch him die and returns as a ghost to save him. One of the most romantic story ballets of all time, Giselle illustrates the strength of love, the devastation of betrayal, and the power of forgiveness.

Buy tickets to all three American Repertory Ballet performances at NBPAC (Kaleidoscope, Giselle, and PREMIERE3) to your cart and receive 30% off! *This deal can only be applied if all three performances are purchased in the same transaction!*

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