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Elegance - A new Ballet Series | Giselle

Author: MONARDA Music GmbH

The Elegance Series is a collection of breathtaking Ballet performances from internationally renowned houses with well-loved Dance Stars.

  • Cover 109280 Elegance Giselle | Copyright: © Arthaus Musik

    Cover 109280 Elegance Giselle © Arthaus Musik

The Elegance Series feature productions by the greatest choreographers that we know today and of course the legacy of the legendary Marius Petipa.

Elegance - The Art of Mats Ek | Giselle (Cat.No. 109280 / 109281)
“Giselle“ is seen as the epitome of romantic ballet and ever since its debut performance in 1841, it features among the standard repertoire of countless ballet companies. The acclaimed Swedish choreographer and dancer, Mats Ek, made dance history in the early eighties with his bizarrely unromantic and radically drastic new interpretation of the ballet classic. He interpreted the content and the style of the second act in a contemporary way for the Swedish Cullberg Ballet - one of the most famous modern dance formations in the world.“My version of Giselle is an attempt at retelling the story. For me Giselle – and this applies to the old ballet as well – is about love. Love, which in the old version conquers death. That differs in mine. But love remains the main thing.” Mats Ek

Also available:
Elegance – The Art of Patrice Bart | La petite Danseuse de Degas (Cat.No. 109272 / 109273)
Elegance – The Art of John Neumeier | Death in Venice (Cat.No. 109274 / 109275)
Elegance – The Art of Patrice Bart | The Nutcracker (Cat.No. 109276 / 109277)
Elegance – The Art of Hans van Manen | Six Ballets (Cat.No. 109282 / 109283)

Genre Ballet
Recording date 1987 Adapted for TV
Duration 89mins
Video format DVD 9 / NTSC
Audio format PCM Stereo
Composer Music by Adolphe Adam
Orchestra / Band Orchestre National de l’Opéra de Monte-Carlo
Conductor Richard Bonynge
Choreography by Mats Ek
Dance Company Cullberg Ballet
Soloist Ana Laguna | Giselle
Soloist Luc Bouy | Albrecht
Soloist Yvan Auzely | Hilarion
Soloist Vanessa McIntosh | Bathilde

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