This is a repeating eventSaturday 23 May 2020 1:30 pm
2020Fri22May7:30 pm10:00 pmMoved OnlineVirtual EventGiselle: RNZB live in your living roomOnline event7:30 pm - 10:00 pm RNZB Live OnlineType:Free,TheatreWhere:VirtualAges:Teens (13 to 18 years),Tweens (10 to 12 years)
The greatest of all Romantic ballets, RNZB Live in Your Living Room is delighted to broadcast Toa Fraser’s film of Giselle, that follows the RNZB’s acclaimed 2012 production. A rollercoaster
The greatest of all Romantic ballets, RNZB Live in Your Living Room is delighted to broadcast Toa Fraser’s film of Giselle, that follows the RNZB’s acclaimed 2012 production. A rollercoaster romance, this is a tale of betrayal, the supernatural and a love that transcends death.
In a remote village, the beautiful and innocent Giselle falls madly in love with a duke in disguise. When he is revealed as Count Albrecht, Giselle, broken hearted, descends into madness and death. In a forest, the Wilis (ethereal ghosts of jilted women) meet to greet their recently arrived sister: Giselle, who rises from her grave to join their ranks. When Albrecht arrives to mourn, she must forgive her lover and save him from death.
The quintessential romantic ballet, Giselle is a perfect fusion of every element that makes ballet so special: touching, human characters, a romantic story, beautiful choreography – from pure classical ballet to folk dances – and a wonderful setting. The film features American Ballet Theatre star Gillian Murphy as Giselle. Inspired by concert film The Last Waltz, a Leon Narbey-led camera team filmed the performance, with scenes of the lead dancers in Shanghai and New York counterpointing the onstage action.
Screening Friday 22 May 7.30pm, Saturday 23 May 1.30pm and Sunday 24 May 10.30am
Royal New Zealand BalletThe Royal New Zealand Ballet (RNZB) is a company of dynamic dancers from diverse backgrounds, performing a broad repertoire for audiences at home in New Zealand and abroad, whilst continuing to build a style that is unique to Aotearoa.