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Dada Masilo: Giselle

Tuesday 8 & Wednesday 9 October Dance
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Running time: 70 minutes (no interval)

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Age Recommendation: 12+ (contains partial nudity)
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+


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Presented by Dance Consortium

South Africa’s internationally renowned choreographer, Dada Masilo, presents her fearless re-imagining of the iconic classic, Giselle.

Opening in a lively South African village, Masilo’s Giselle tells the story of a trusting peasant girl who is thrust into a world of betrayal and shame when her lover rejects her. Spurned by her family and killed by heartbreak, Giselle returns from the grave as a supernatural being, bent on revenge.

Performing in the title role, Masilo brings her stunning high-speed style to the stage, fusing ballet, contemporary and traditional Tswana dance.

Powered by a hauntingly beautiful score by South African composer Philip Miller who combines classical strings with African percussion and voice, this is ballet, but not as you know it.

Royal Members
Save £7.50 on Tuesday 7.30pm performance on Stalls & Upper Circle seats.

Under 26s
All Stalls & Upper Circle tickets £20

Groups of 10+
Stalls & Upper Circle tickets £20 on bookings of 10 or more. Please contact our Group Sales team on 0115 7210622 to book.

'Exhilarating. Bold, brazen, unapologetic and absolutely enrapturing.’

Dance Magazine

'A marvel of intelligence and dance craftsmanship. Stunningly conceived and executed.'

Critical Dance

Join us for a post show Q&A in the auditorium with Dada Masilo following the Tuesday evening performance.
Free, no booking required

Dada Masilo: Giselle – Open Rehearsal
Tuesday 8 October, 4.30-6pm

An opportunity to see South Africa’s internationally renowned choreographer Dada Masilo and her company prepare for the evening performance of Giselle on the Theatre Royal stage.

This open rehearsal includes a staggered (stop/start for corrections and revisions) run of the full show. An excellent introduction to both the company and the world of dance.

The event is free, but booking is required.
Book your seat online or by calling the Box Office on 0115 989 5555.