Manchester’s Palace Theatre is to host the world premiere of Akram Khan’s Giselle this September. A celebrated dancer, choreographer and visual artist, Khan draws inspiration from the Indian Kathak dance, contemporary styles dance and a passion for the classics. The result is a beautiful style, characterised by uncompromising physicality that’s won him fans around the world. This unique production presented by English National Ballet and Manchester International Festival sees Khan building on links with both organisations (previous ENB work includes Dust) while teaming up with Academy Award winner Tim Yip, whose set and costume design will be familiar to fans of the Ang Lee masterpiece, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Giselle is Khan’s first full length ballet and includes an adaptation of the original score by Vincenzo Lamagna, performed by English National Ballet Philharmonic. The ballet opens in Manchester initially, before embarking on a national tour. Matinees are available on Thursday 29 September and Saturday 1 October alongside evening shows, and we have a pair of tickets to give away to the performance of your choice. To be in with a chance of winning, send an email to competitions at manchesterwire dot co dot uk with the subject line ‘Giselle competition’. Please include your name, age, phone number and Twitter handle. The competition closes at midnight on Sunday 11 September, and we’ll notify the winner by email.
Tue 27 Sep-Sat 1 Oct, Palace Theatre, 97 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6FT, 7.30pm daily (2pm matinees), £10.75-£58.15, www.giselle.ballet.org.uk
Published on: Tue 6 Sep 2016