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Press Release: English National Ballet presents Mary Skeaping's Giselle at the London Coliseum from 11 - 22 January 2017

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English National Ballet

Giselle the classic ballet by Mary Skeaping 
London Coliseum
Wednesday 11 - Sunday 22 January 2017
Performances at 7.30pm (mat at 2.30pm)
Tickets: £14 - £79

"All the power of the work comes through in this marvellous production. So too does the power of ballet itself." The Daily Telegraph

Following the world premiere of Akram Khan’s reinterpretation of Giselle in autumn 2016, Mary Skeaping’s classic production returns to English National Ballet’s repertoire, with performances at the London Coliseum from 11 - 22 January 2017

A haunting story of innocence and betrayal, and a timeless tale about the redemptive power of love, Mary Skeaping’s Giselle features some of ballet’s most dramatic scenes and otherworldly images. Adolphe Adam’s classic score is performed live by English National Ballet Philharmonic.

Continuing to bring the very best talent from across the world to British audiences, Giselle at the London Coliseum sees Guest Artists Xander Parish, First Soloist with the Mariinsky Ballet, perform in the role of Albrecht, and Elisa Badenes and Constantine Allen, Principals with Stuttgart Ballet, perform in the role of Giselle and Albrecht. 

Giselle also sees Guest Artist Michaela DePrince, Grand Sujet with Dutch National Ballet, perform for the first time in the UK in the role of Myrtha on the 13, 14, 17, and 20 January 2017

Tamara Rojo CBE, Artistic Director of English National Ballet said: “It is a reflection of English National Ballet’s reputation that we are able to attract outstanding talent from around the world to perform with the company. I am thrilled that our audiences will have the opportunity to see these remarkable dancers in Mary Skeaping’s wonderful version of Giselle.” 

Further principal casting sees debuts from Lead Principal Alina Cojocaru, Principal Laurretta Summerscales, Soloist Alison McWhinney and Junior Soloist Katja Khaniukova in the role of Giselle. Debuting in the role of Albrecht is Lead Principal Isaac Hernández, Principals Yonah Acosta and Alejandro Virelles, First Soloist Cesar Corrales, and Junior Soloist Ken Saruhashi. 

Principal Casting 
(Casting is subject to change. Please see http://www.ballet.org.uk/ for up-to-date info) 

Giselle (in the order of Giselle and Albrecht) 

Wednesday 11 January (Press night)
Alina Cojocaru* and Isaac Hernández *

Thursday 12 January (mat)
Katja Khaniukova* and Yonah Acosta*

Thursday 12 January 
Fernanda Oliveira and Alejandro Virelles*

Friday 13 January
Laurretta Summerscales* and Xander Parish* (with Michaela DePrince* as Myrtha)

Saturday 14 January (mat)
TBC and Constantine Allen*

Saturday 14 January 
Alina Cojocaru and Isaac Hernández (with Michaela DePrince as Myrtha) 

Sunday 15 January (mat)
Katja Khaniukova and Yonah Acosta

Tuesday 17 January
Alina Cojocaru and Isaac Hernández (with Michaela DePrince as Myrtha)

Wednesday 18 January
Elisa Badenes* and Cesar Corrales*

Thursday 19 January (mat)
Alison McWhinney* and Ken Saruhashi*

Thursday 19 January
Laurretta Summerscales and Xander Parish

Friday 20 January 
Alina Cojocaru and Isaac Hernández (with Michaela DePrince as Myrtha) 

Saturday 21 January (mat)
Fernanda Oliveira and Alejandro Virelles 

Saturday 21 January
TBC and Constantine Allen

Sunday 22 January (mat)
Elisa Badenes and Cesar Corrales 

*debut in role 

For further information about English National Ballet and to book tickets visit www.ballet.org.uk. Please note performance details are subject to change. 


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