June 8 – 11, 2022

Production Language English
Country of Origin England
Description One of today’s most celebrated dance artists, Akram Khan, brings breathtaking vision to the greatest Romantic ballet and its story of love, betrayal, and redemption. Featuring a cast of almost 50 dancers, this acclaimed production by English National Ballet comes to BAM for its New York premiere. Khan first performed at BAM at the age of 13 when he was cast in Peter Brook's production of Mahabharata. As the curtain rises, shadowy figures struggle against a forbidding wall. From that moment on, Akram Khan’s Giselle stuns with powerful images and mesmerizing choreography. With a new score by Vincenzo Lamagna adapted from Adolphe Adam’s original composition, the production features spectacular sets and costumes by Academy Award-winning designer Tim Yip (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and atmospheric lighting design by Mark Henderson. Enter the rich world of Khan’s timely reimagining: a condemned factory haunted by vengeful ghosts and collective female rage.
Identifier 2022s.00608
VenueOpera House
choreographerAkram Khan
contributorAndrej Petrovič
costume designerTim Yip
dance captain/répétiteurMavin Khoo
directorAkram Khan
dramaturgRuth Little
lighting designerMark Henderson
musical arrangerGavin Sutherland
set constructionTAIT, Coolflight, Tony Fleming