For eight shows only, Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Giselle returns to Seattle’s Marion Oliver McCaw Hall stage in February and then to streaming devices around the globe. Following a three-year delay, audiences will again be able to enjoy the 2014 production which featured new costume and scenic designs by Jérôme Kaplan.
Peter Boal’s staging of this epitome of romantic ballet is built up on the original choreography by Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot, and Marius Petipa set to Adolphe Adam’s unforgettable score. It marked the first time an American ballet company had used Stepanov notation and rare French resources to reproduce Giselle.
Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Giselle performances are complemented by other activities such as a conversation with dance historians Marian Smith and Doug Fullington followed by a viewing of the company dress rehearsal, as well as a meet-the-artists session after each performance with Artistic Director Peter Boal and PNB dancers.
Featured Photo for Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Giselle of Angelica Generosa and company. Photo from PNB’s website.