Tue 22 October - Wed 23 October
Dada Masilo - Giselle
DANCE CONSORTIUM presents
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.
Venue: Lyric Theatre
Duration: 1 hour 10 mins no interval
Post-show talk | Tue 22 October – featuring members of the company and hosted by Emma Howard.
‘Handsomely staged, cleverly scored and was danced with verve and skill’
‘A seamless mix of contemporary and African dance’
British Theatre Guide
‘The intention in the storytelling is crystal clear, the impact tremendous’