Duchy Ballet brings Jules Perrot's spectacular ballet, Giselle, to Hall for Cornwall. First produced in 1841, it remains one of the most popular and romantic ballets ever performed. Young, beautiful Giselle is transported to another world where she dances until dawn in order to save her beloved Albrecht.
Dancers from former colony fly over to the rescue when Duchy Ballet's principals were obliged to withdraw. Natalia and Phillip arrived at the Hall at 4.30pm Wednesday after a flight and car journey from Heathrow lasting over fourteen hours. After a cup of tea, they were on stage to learn their placing in DB/s production and performed their roles of Giselle and Albrecht in the dress rehearsal which began at 7pm. Their professionalism and dedication was hugely appreciated by the youthful cast of the company who rose to the occasion and responded wholeheartedly.
Combining professional artists with young, Cornish talent, the Company returns with another spectacular series of performances. With a full cast of outstanding dancers, a beautiful musical score and dazzling costume design, this is sure to be an evening of romance and splendour.
I went to Truro last night to see this production of Gisele by Cornwall's own ballet company - a great performance. http://www.duchyballet.co.uk