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Great Russian Ballet - Giselle

Spellbinding and fabulous ballet performances, breath-taking movements with aristocratic finesse, thrilling hand-painted backdrops, lavish costumes and amazing sets, energized by internationally acclaimed and award-winning dancers chosen from the best across Russia – this is the Great Russian Ballet. The stage overflows with impeccably trained artists performing your beloved stories created by award-winning ballet masters. Set to famous scores, all our productions feature stunning ballet techniques and outstanding emotions. Spectacular and exciting choreographies, this is Great Russian Ballet as you've never seen it before, performed by the best artists from Russia and entire world, that will leave you breathless and wanting more. The Great Russian Ballet invites you to see one of the most popular ballet productions of all time. Giselle is a masterpiece in two acts with music by Adolphe Adam, and choreography by Marius Petipa. Created in 1884 for the Imperial Russian Ballet, Petipa’s definitive version was first performed by the Russian Ballet (Ballets Russes) in 1910 at the Palais Garnier. The role of Giselle is one of the most sought-after in ballet. It demands both technical perfection, and outstanding grace and lyricism, as well as great dramatic skill. In the first act, Giselle has to convey the innocence and love of a country girl, and the heartbreak of betrayal. In the second act Giselle must seem otherworldly, yet loving. Today one of the most accomplished dancers to have perform this role is Natalia Balan, the Artistic Director for the Great Russian Ballet. For the 2019 Canadian Tour she will be joined by an all-star cast of 40 highly skilled ballet dancers all trained in the Vaganova method.