The Royal New Zealand Ballet’s critically acclaimed staging of Giselle comes to town for four performances between January 31 and February 2… in time to put us all in the mood for Valentine’s Day! The ballet is known as one of the most romantic of all time, and the lead role of Giselle is one of the most coveted in dance.
In the story, a beautiful young woman is seduced and betrayed by a man. She goes mad after discovering that he has deceived her and, despite warnings from her mother that her heart is weak, she dances all night and dies by morning. The second act takes place in the forest, where the spirits encourage a ghostly Giselle to take revenge on her lover. Instead of luring him to his death, Giselle forgives him, protecting him from the spirits whose intention was to make him dance until his own death and saving his life. Giselle redeems her soul for eternity in a beloved ballet that harnesses the power of forgiveness and redemption to vanquish the anguish of love and betrayal.
Presented by Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on the weekend of January 31 thru February 2nd, this North American premiere is one you won’t want to miss!
We have a four pack of tickets to give away to the matinee performance on Sunday, February 2. Enter to Win by writing to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Winners to be awarded by Monday, January 27.
GISELLE FILM SCREENING January 11 at 7:30 PM at the Aero Theatre
Add to your experience by attending the Los Angeles premiere of a film interpretation of Giselle, co-presented with The American Cinemateque and Dance Camera West. Director Toa Fraser’s film adds immediacy to one of the oldest surviving ballets. All attendees will be entered to win tickets to the live performance at The Music Center., co-presented with The American Cinemateque and Dance Camera West.
GISELLE AFTERNOON TEA SERVICE February 1 from 12:00-1:45 PM
Make your visit to see the Royal New Zealand Ballet even more special with an exclusive Afternoon Tea service at Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles prior to the matinee performance on February 1st. Laugh with girlfriends or savor some mommy & me time while sipping tea and enjoying a beautiful spread of scones, finger sandwiches, and sweets.