"This radical rewrite of the 19th century’s most luminous romantic ballet is fuelled by a very 21st-century feminist rage" The Times
"South African whirlwind Dada Masilo makes a ballet classic her own... vigorous and emotional" The Observer
"A refreshing twist to this tale of love, loss and retribution… This was a powerful, electrifying production … Well worth going" Yorkshire Times
South Africa’s internationally renowned choreographer, Dada Masilo, presents her fearless re-imagining of the iconic classic, Giselle.
Opening in a lively South African village, Masilo’s Giselle tells the story of a trusting peasant girl who is thrust into a world of betrayal and shame when her lover rejects her. Spurned by her family and killed by heartbreak, Giselle returns from the grave as a supernatural being, bent on revenge.
Performing in the title role, Masilo brings her stunning high-speed style to the stage, fusing ballet, contemporary and traditional Tswana dance. Powered by a hauntingly beautiful score by South African composer Philip Miller who combines classical strings with African percussion and voice, this is Giselle, but not as you know it.
Find out more about Dada Masilo's Giselle here
The company will be hosting two dance workshops on Wed 30 Oct. Learn more and book here.