From The Artistic Director —
Giselle is considered to be the quintessential Romantic ballet.
This production opened at the Empire Theatre, Toowoomba, the first venue on our 2013 regional Queensland tour, which also includes Maryborough, Mackay, Caloundra and Rockhampton.
I was thrilled when Ai-Gul Gaisina agreed to stage Giselle for us. Her production is informed by meticulous research, and while it follows tradition (overlaid with the Russian style), it is charming and refreshing. Ai-Gul’s emphasis is as much on the characters as on technique.
The set and costume designs of esteemed theatrical designer Peter Cazalet and the atmospheric lighting created by Ben Hughes provide an ideal canvas on which our dancers paint this poetic and tragic story.