The Royal New Zealand Ballet have garnered glowing reviews for their opening performance of Giselle at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre, the first stop in a multi-city International Tour visiting the UK and Italy.
“a classic Giselle that shows off company strengths at all levels”…”this is a good-looking production from a company crammed with talent”…”In Lucy Green, RNZB have a Giselle any prince or peasant would find adorable: there’s a blithe, fresh energy to her in Act One that is captivating, underpinned by an unwavering technique” says The Herald – Scotland
“Giselle is elevated by pristine execution and two stunning leads”…”The nuance of the physical storytelling is masterful”…”This is a century-and-a-half-old ballet presented in a way that feels as authentic as the day it was born” says The List
“The Royal New Zealand Ballet has brought an enchanting production of Giselle to the UK” says The Stage
“This ballet, with its traditional set, costumes, music and choreography, is pure escapism and utterly bewitching” says The Edinburgh Guide
The company will next visit Leeds, High Wycombe, Canterbury and London before travelling to Udine, Vicenza and Rome in Italy.
The touring programme includes a mixed bill named after multi-award winning Javier De Frutos’ The Anatomy of a Passing Cloud. Also featured will be Andonis Foniadakis’ Selon désir, UK Critics’ Circle nominated Andrew Simmons’ Dear Horizon, and Neil Ieremia’s Passchendaele.
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Photo credit: Brendan Bradshaw