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Dada Masilo - Giselle

Tue 22 October - Wed 23 October

Dada Masilo - Giselle

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South Africa’s internationally renowned choreographer, Dada Masilo, presents her fearless re-imagining of the iconic classic, Giselle.

Opening in a lively South African village, Masilo’s Giselle tells the story of a trusting peasant girl who is thrust into a world of betrayal and shame when her lover rejects her. Spurned by her family and killed by heartbreak, Giselle returns from the grave as a supernatural being, bent on revenge.

Performing in the title role, Masilo brings her stunning high-speed style to the stage, fusing ballet, contemporary and traditional Tswana dance. Powered by a hauntingly beautiful score by South African composer Philip Miller who combines classical strings with African percussion and voice, this is ballet, but not as you know it.


The Lowry is grateful to Manchester Airports Group for their continued support of our dance programme.

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‘Handsomely staged, cleverly scored and was danced with verve and skill’

Financial Times

‘A seamless mix of contemporary and African dance’

British Theatre Guide

‘The intention in the storytelling is crystal clear, the impact tremendous’

The Times