Category: giselle

Jean-Marc on Twitter:

So apparently THIS is going to happen.

*inhale*

*exhale*

And in 3, 2, 1…

SCREEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAM!!!!!!!!!!!!

Olga Smirnova, Artemy Belyakov

Giselle rehearsal

photo: Natalia Voronova

Olga Smirnova

Giselle rehearsal

photo: Natalia Voronova

Olga Smirnova

Giselle

photo: Natalia Voronova

Stina Quagebeur, Alina Cojocaru

Giselle

photo: Natalia Voronova

Bolshoi Ballet – Giselle (Ratmansky premiere) – Moscow:


“…during the famous pas de deux, the usual fishtail lifts are replaced by
floating arabesques culminating in a lift in which Albrecht turns her
over in the air to face in the other direction…”




“…
When they stop dancing, he kisses her forehead and she covers her face,
as if crying. According to the program, this detail is from the
Justamant notation…”

Guess what…

IT IS!

Also:

“Albrecht, in particular, is loving and passionate, deeply attached to Giselle despite being engaged to another.”

Because HELL YES! That’s my (and Gautier’s and Saint-Georges’) Albert!!!

Henri Justamant, 1860′s

Alexei Ratmansky, 2019

Right. I’m going to die watching this.

Review: At the Bolshoi, ‘Giselle’ Is Rethought, Refreshed, Revivified:

“…
Giselle (Olga Smirnova) is perkier and more assertive than usual; a girl
with a spirited side that shows in her love of dancing and her laughing
refutal of her mother’s warnings that she will become a Wili.

“…
As Albrecht, Artemy Belyakov (wonderful) played a man madly in love
rather than a haughty aristocrat, throwing himself desperately at
Giselle’s lifeless body at the end of Act 1…”

“…
Bathilde…
when Giselle goes mad, she cries.”

“…
Mr. Ratmansky makes it clear that while Giselle wants to protect him, he
cannot bear to stay away from her, even at the price of death.
Sacrifice and redemption become real for both characters…”

Words cannot describe how excited I am about Ratmansky’s Giselle.
They don’t even come close!

Olga Smirnova

Giselle

Photo: Natalia Voronova