I don’t get to the ballet half as much as I’d like so it’s always a delight to do so. Giselle, the story of a young peasant girl’s love and grief was a great one to start the year. The delicate dancers who float effortlessly through the air with tremendous skill. Romace, duels, death -it’s all portrayed through graceful, precise and highly formalised steps and gestures. The staging is simple but effective as it moves from light and airy in the first act to dark and sinister in the second.
The National Ballet is a wonderful company and I must try to see more of them this year.
Giselle @ The Colosseum has now closed