• Date: 13 , 14 , 15 and 16 january, 20 p.m.
  • Hall: Sala Principal

Actualizing Giselle

It is the revitalising insight of new choreographers that modernize legendary titles of classical ballet, keeping them alive in the repertory. In this way Joaquín De Luz (Madrid, 1976), the new director of the Compañía Nacional de Danza (CND), approaches the tragic ballet of Giselle with a choreography that humanizes the sad story of a young girl who dies of love, a victim of deceit and betrayal, surrounded by the “Willis”, those white ghostly apparitions of young betrayed girls who died on their wedding night and are doomed to wander the forest under the faint light of the moon.

The delicate musical score by Adolphe Adam is played by the Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla under Oliver Díaz with the choreography based on the original by Perrot and Coralli. The CND premieres the new piece just a few days before bringing it to the stage of the Teatro de la Maestranza, a ballet with a romantic story of supernatural character which prevails in the 21st century.

  • Artistic director: Joaquín De Luz
  • Choreography and set direction: Joaquín De Luz (a partir de la original de Jules Perrot y Jean Coralli)
  • Music: Adolphe Adam
  • Libretto: Jules-Henri Vernoy y Theóphile Gautier
  • Dramaturgy: Borja Ortiz de Gondra
  • Set design: Ana Garay
  • Costume design: Rosa García Andújar
  • Projections and lighting designer: Pedro Chamizo
  • Musical director: Oliver Díaz

Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla



Fotografía, Alba Muriel