Akram Khan‘s Giselle
Akram Khan's Giselle · English National Ballet · UK Tour 2016/17

Video Diary

Akram Khan's Giselle: Costumes

12 September 2017

Hear from the team about making the stunning, ethereal costumes for Akram Khan's award-winning Giselle.

In Rehearsal: The Fight - Hilarion vs. Albrecht

10 November 2016

Akram Khan’s Giselle returns to Sadler's Wells in London, 20 – 23 September 2017.
To whet your appetite, check out this rehearsal video of Lead Principal Isaac Hernández and First Soloist Cesar Corrales battling it out in the roles of Albrecht and Hilarion.

Akram Khan's Giselle - Who are the main characters

9 November 2016

Tomorrow, Thursday 10 November, we'll be livestreaming our Reimagining Classics: A Panel Discussion starting at 7.30pm GMT from our Facebook page. Tune in!

Film by Maxime Dos
Music by Vincenzo Lamagna

Akram Khan's Giselle: Katja Khaniukova's favourite moments

23 October 2016

"In the moment of betrayal, you feel like the whole world is against you. Akram found the perfect physicality to explain that, to create that," - Junior Soloist Katja Khaniukova 

Film by Maxime Dos
Music by Vincenzo Lamagna

Audiences react to Akram Khan's Giselle

16 October 2016

"Hypnotic", "overwhelming", "mesmerising", "electrifying", "raw emotions", "a new level of ballet" - watch audiences react to Akram Khan's Giselle!

Filmed by Lion Eyes, L. Liotardo, M. Dos
Edited by Nadya Gorodetskaya

Rave reviews for Akram Khan's Giselle!

11 October 2016

Don't miss it in Bristol (18 Oct– 22 Oct 2016) and Southampton (26 Oct – 29 Oct 2016)!

Film by Maxime Dos
Music by Vincenzo Lamagna

Meet Giselle Dramaturge Ruth Little

6 October 2016

"It's a story of love, betrayal, revenge and forgiveness. They're all of those absolutely classic elements of story structure." - Ruth Little

Film by Maxime Dos
Music by Vincenzo Lamagna

Akram Khan's Giselle: Short Trailer

26 September 2016

First look at Akram Khan's Giselle on stage, opening tomorrow in Manchester!

Film by Maxime Dos
Music by Vincenzo Lamagna

Akram Khan's Giselle – Meet composer Vincenzo Lamagna

22 September 2016

Composer Vincenzo Lamagna discusses working with the original Adolphe Adam score for Akram Khan's brand new version of Giselle.

Music by Vincenzo Lamagna
Filming by N. Gorodetskaya, L. Liotardo, M. Dos
Editing by Nadya Gorodetskaya 

Akram Khan's Giselle: a social context

8 September 2016

Tamara Rojo and Akram Khan discuss the social context of Giselle and how it reflects the society.

Filmed by Maxime Dos, Laurent Liotardo
Edited by La Guilde (Nicolaos Zafiriou)
Music by Vincenzo Lamagna

In rehearsal: Akram Khan's Giselle is shaping up beautifully

31 August 2016

Here is the latest from the rehearsal room. The show is coming soon to Manchester, Bristol, Southampton and London. More info: http://giselle.ballet.org.uk/

Film by Maxime Dos
Music by Vincenzo Lamagna

The underworld: inside rehearsals of Akram Khan's Giselle

17 August 2016

An exclusive look at the rehearsal process for Akram Khan's reinterpretation of Giselle for English National Ballet.

Film by Maxime Dos
Music by Vincenzo Lamagna

Ballet meets kathak: the traditions behind Akram Khan's Giselle

29 July 2016

Tamara Rojo and Akram Khan discuss how the traditions of ballet and kathak have been brought together in rehearsals for our new version of Giselle. 

Filmed by Charlie Productions (Dust), L. Liotardo
Edited by La Guilde (Nicolaos Zafiriou)

Behind-the-scenes on our photoshoot

30 June 2016

A glimpse behind the scenes with Akram Khan and Tamara Rojo during the campaign image photoshoot for his new Giselle. Photographed by Jason Bell with art direction and design by Charlotte Wilkinson Studio.

Tell us how this image make you feel!

Film by Nadya Gorodetskaya

Extended rehearsal trailer: Akram Khan's Giselle

22 June 2016

From costumes to choreography and rehearsals, take a look at the creative process behind Akram Khan’s new Giselle - featuring Akram Khan, Tamara Rojo and dancers from English National Ballet.

Film by Maxime Dos

Akram Khan and Tamara Rojo on reimagining Giselle

16 June 2016

A discussion on the challenges of remaking such an iconic ballet as Giselle and the importance of reinvigorating the classics to keep them relevant today.

Images: Laurent Liotardo  |  Editing: La Guilde 

Rehearsal Trailer: Akram Khan's Giselle

8 June 2016

One of the most anticipated dance events of 2016: Choreographer Akram Khan reimagines the iconic romantic ballet Giselle for English National Ballet.

Film by Maxime Dos