Akram Khan’s Giselle
English National Ballet
The iconic ballet, reimagined.
One of the greatest romantic ballets of all time, Giselle is the first full-length ballet choreographed by Akram Khan.
The iconic story of love, betrayal and redemption has been given a haunting reinterpretation with stunning costumes and set 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, dramaturgy from Ruth Little and lighting design from Tony Award-winner Mark Henderson.
Co-Produced by: Manchester International Festival and Sadler’s Wells, London Supported by the Giselle Production Syndicate and Arts Council England.
This performance will include live music performed by Chicago Philharmonic Society.
The approximate run time of this performance is two hours including a 20 minute intermission.
- The Harris Family Foundation, Caryn and King Harris Dance Residency Fund
Engagement Presenting Sponsor
- Abby McCormick O'Neil and D. Carroll Joynes
Engagement Lead Sponsor
Live Music Sponsor
Engagement Corporate Sponsor
- Illinois Arts Council Agency
- Sara Albrecht
- Brenda Shapiro
- D. Elizabeth Price
Community Engagement Sponsor