On Tuesday the Compañía Nacional de Danza in Spain had a very exciting day: all together – the artistic team, the technical team, the cast of dancers, and patrons via Zoom – met for a presentation about “Giselle” by the project’s creative team. The full length ballet’s choreography and staging will be by the company’s Artistic Director Joaquín De Luz.
Those responsible for the dramaturgy, scenery, costumes, and lighting for “Giselle” were the protagonists of a session where each one shared what will be presented at the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid beginning December 9th. It was an informative meeting so that all of the La Compañía Nacional de Danza’s artists could immerse themselves in the history of “Giselle” with key information that will help the company build the project as a resounding, solid, and coherent work from every possible angle.
De Luz’s version is inspired by work by a fellow Spaniard, romantic poet Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer thus giving the audience a perspective different from the traditional story.