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Akram Khan - Giselle - Additional Performance - Sadlers Wells & beyond 2017/18

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Akram Khan’s Giselle: added matinee performance on the 22 September will be on sale to members on these dates:

  • Patrons – Monday 31 July at 10am
  • Rehearsal Members - Wednesday 2 August at 10am
  • Members - Friday 4 August at 10am

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Public onsale - Monday 7 August at 10am.

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And the official announcement which also gives information about performances in Dublin:


English National Ballet 
Akram Khan’s Giselle 
National Tour 
Wednesday 20 Sept - Saturday 28 Oct 2017  
★★★★ “Earthbound, visceral, feral and intense, and moulded with a sculptural beauty” The Times
Due to popular demand, English National Ballet today announces an additional matinee performance of Akram Khan’s Giselle at Sadler’s Wells, London on Friday 22 September 2017 (see below for on sale dates). 
Following its critically acclaimed world premiere in 2016, Akram Khan’s reimagining of the iconic romantic ballet, Giselle, returns to London this autumn with performances at Sadler’s Wells (20 - 23 September) and tours to Liverpool for the first time, at the Liverpool Empire Theatre (25 - 28 October). 
Hailed as “a masterpiece of 21st century dance” (Mail on Sunday), Khan’s Giselle is one of a community of migrant workers cast out of their jobs in a condemned garment factory. 
Since its world premiere last year, Khan’s reimagined Giselle has been seen by over 40,000 people in the UK, won the 2017 South Bank Sky Arts Award for Best Dance Production and was nominated for Best New Dance Production at the 2017 Olivier Awards. 
His first full length ballet, Khan’s Giselle sees set and costume designs from Academy-Award winning designer Tim Yip, known for his work on the hit film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and an adaptation of the original Adolphe Adam score by composer Vincenzo Lamagna, orchestrated by Music Director, Gavin Sutherland and performed live by English National Ballet Philharmonic. Giselle also features dramaturgy from Ruth Little and lighting design from Mark Henderson. 
To coincide with these performances English National Ballet presents Giselle Explored, a series of collaborative dance workshops that offer secondary school students the opportunity to creatively engage with Khan’s reimagined Giselle, delving deeper into the work and both the creative and production process. Teachers also receive a comprehensive resource pack to encourage further dance and creative work with their students beyond the workshop. English National Ballet has partnered with Queens Theatre, Hornchurch, to deliver workshops in the East London Borough of Havering, and will also work with schools in Tower Hamlets and Liverpool.  
Following its national tour, Akram Khan’s Giselle will tour to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin, from 2 - 6 May 2018, where it opens the 2018 Dublin Dance Festival. 
Co-produced by Manchester International Festival and Sadler’s Wells.
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. 
For further information about English National Ballet and to book tickets visit www.ballet.org.uk. Please note performance details are subject to change.
On Sale Dates for Extra Performance 
10am Wednesday 2 August English National Ballet Great Friends 
10am Friday 4 August English National Ballet Friends & Ballet Buddies 
10am Monday 7 August General Public  
Tickets: £12 - £55
Box Office: 020 7863 8000 or http://giselle.ballet.org.uk  
Listings Information 
Akram Khan’s Giselle 
Sadler’s Wells 
Wednesday 20 - Saturday 23 September 2017 
Tickets: £12 - £55
Box Office: 020 7863 8000 or http://giselle.ballet.org.uk  
Akram Khan’s Giselle
Liverpool Empire Theatre
Wednesday 25 October - Saturday 28 October 2017
Tickets: £13 - £44.40
Box Office: 0844 871 3017 or http://giselle.ballet.org.uk 
Notes to Editors 
About English National Ballet 
English National Ballet has a long and distinguished history. Founded in 1950 as London Festival Ballet by the great English Dancers Alicia Markova and Anton Dolin, it has played a major role in the growth and history of ballet in the UK. Today, English National Ballet is renowned for taking world-class ballet to the widest possible audience through its national and international tour programme, offsite performances at festivals including Glastonbury and Latitude, its distinguished orchestra English National Ballet Philharmonic, and being a UK leader in creative learning and engagement practice and delivery, building innovative partnerships to deliver flagship programmes such as English National Ballet’s Dance for Parkinson’s. Under the artistic directorship of Tamara Rojo, English National Ballet has gained new acclaim as it introduces innovative new works to the Company’s repertoire while continuing to honour and reinvigorate traditional ballet.
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I thought they usually announced the second half of their annual schedule - i.e. from the end of the Coliseum season in January 2018 (which is on sale now) to end July 2018 - earlier than this. However,  we do know about the Khan in Dublin and in New Zealand and there are two 'season preview' events scheduled for end September, so more will doubtless be revealed then.





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