Twirling into the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre to launch the Dublin Dance Festival, a stunning new version of Giselle promises to blow your tutu off. Akram Khan, who we also have to thank for choreographing Kylie’s Showgirl Tour, has teamed up with 40 dancers from the English National Ballet to present an achingly romantic re-imagining of the classic.
As well as Khan’s thought provoking choreography, set and costume design are provided by the Oscar winning Tim Yip, who also brought us Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.
Along with Giselle, there’s a whole troupe of stunning shows to catch over the rest of the festival. We featured some of them in an article on our website, including Rebels On Pointe, a film peering backstage at the world famous Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, the all male ballet company founded after New York’s Stonewall riots.
Giselle runs from May 2 to 6 at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, tickets from €21 at
www.bordgaisenergytheatre.ie. For the full festival programme, visit www.dublindancefestival.ie