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CCMONSTAGE: Dance

April 15 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Organizer: CCMSched@ucmail.uc.edu
Event Name: CCMONSTAGE: Dance

7:30 p.m. Friday, April 15

  • CCMONSTAGE: Dance •
    GISELLE
    Composed by Adolphe Adam
    Deirdre Carberry and Shauna Steele, directors

Featuring guest artists Jace Pauly, Cincinnati Ballet; and Antonio White, independent artist

One of the most romantic and beloved ballets, Giselle is proof of the strength of the human heart, love's triumph over treachery and betrayal, and the power of redemption and forgiveness. It premiered at the Theatre de L’Academie Royale de Musique in Paris on June 28, 1841. The story was written by Theophile Gautier, based on a theme by Heinrich Heine. Giselle, a peasant girl, goes mad and ultimately dies of a broken heart when Albrecht, an aristocrat, deceives and betrays her. Although Giselle becomes a Wili upon her death she fights to protect her beloved from the other Wilis and Myrtha, Queen of the Wilis, who has ordered Albrecht to be danced to death. Albrecht survives the dance of death through Giselle’s love as she dances to sustain him until the first light of dawn breaks the Wilis power.
Location: Corbett Auditorium

Tickets: $25.50-$29.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.

*Some of the performers in our upcoming production of Giselle will be unmasked; facial coverings are required when they are not on stage. Read more about CCM's mask policy.

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