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Be moved: Giselle on “Giselle”

March 23rd, 2012 by Giselle

Not only Kanye West is inspired by the graceful power of a lithe ballerina…

If you are wondering what to do this weekend, why not treat yourself to a highly recommended, very-limited performance by the visiting American Ballet Theatre of the classic tale, “Giselle,” the story of which yours truly was named after (take that Brazilian supermodels).

“Giselle” is one of the most popular continuously performed ballets, premiering on June 28, 1841 at the Theatre de l’Academie Royale de Musique in Paris, with choreography by Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot. Since then, the ballet, beloved for its magical (and yes, beautifully tragic) story and “bravura” dancing, has entered the repertoire of almost all of the major ballet companies in the world…

See why this weekend:

Friday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. (Xiomara Reyes/Herman Cornejo/Simone Messmer)
Saturday, March 24 at 2 p.m. (Paloma Herrera/Cory Stearns/Stella Abrera)
Saturday, March 24 at 8 p.m. (Natalia Ospiova/David Hallberg/Veronica Part)
Sunday, March 25 at 2 p.m. (Yuriko Kajiya/Jared Matthews/Devon Teuscher)

All performances at Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University: at 50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago.

Photo of: Natalia Ospiova as “Giselle” by Gene Schiavone

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