THEATRE: Akram Khan and English National Ballet bring the acclaimed Giselle to Liverpool next week!

Akram Khan and the English National ballet bring Giselle to Liverpool

Akram Khan and The English National Ballet’s production of Giselle is at the Liverpool Empire Theatre from Wednesday October 25th – Saturday October 28th and you can win one of two pairs of tickets for the opening night courtesy of The Liverpool Empire Theatre!

Hailed as “a masterpiece of 21st century dance” (Mail on Sunday), Khan’s Giselle is one of a community of migrant workers cast out of their jobs in a condemned garment factory. Last season over 40,000 people saw  Khan’s reimagined Giselle performed on tour, and now it is coming to Liverpool for one week only.

His first full length ballet, Khan’s Giselle will see Academy-Award winning designer Tim Yip, known for his work on the hit film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, create the set and costumes, while composer Vincenzo Lamagna will create an adaptation of the original score, performed by English National Ballet Philharmonic.

Giselle will also see dramaturgy from Ruth Little and lighting design from Mark Henderson. English National Ballet and Akram Khan previously collaborated together on the award-winning piece Dust, part of its Lest We Forget programme.

 “From the beginning of my tenure as Artistic Director I have expressed my commitment to keeping the classics relevant,” Artistic Director of English National Ballet, Tamara Rojo, said.  “When I decided I wanted to bring Giselle, one of the most traditional pieces of the classical repertoire, into the 21st century, there was only one choreographer I believe had both the knowledge of tradition and creativity necessary for the task. I am incredibly excited that Akram accepted this challenge and believe this will be a very important step for the whole art form.”

 Award-winning choreographer and dancer, Akram Khan added: “It is a beautiful and iconic piece, and bringing my own take, together with my collaborators and the wonderful English National Ballet dancers has been incredible. I was still nostalgic from the experience of creating Dust in the Lest We Forget programme when the opportunity arose, and have now become even more energized to discover the world of Giselle.”

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For the chance to win One of Two pairs of tickets for Giselle’s opening night at The Liverpool Empire on WEDENESDAY OCTOBER 25th, simply go to Chris High Reviews: Theatre LIKE the Facebook Page (if you haven’t already) And SHARE The AKRAM KHAN COMPETITION post!!!

The Lucky Winners will be notified by Direct Facebook Message on the evening of Monday 23 October. Deadline for Entries: 7pm  October 23rd

(Giselle has a 7.30 start time and Tickets MUST be collected from the Box Office by 7pm)