THE QUINTESSENTIAL ROMANTIC BALLET
The oldest continuously-performed ballet in history, Giselle first premiered in 1841 at the Theatre de l’Academie Royale de Musique in Paris, with choreography by Coralli and Perrot. It was re-choreographed in the Russian style by Petipa for the Imperial Ballet at the turn of the century.
While studying for her masters in choreography in St. Petersburg, Russia, IBT’s Artistic Director Vera Altunina had the privilege of learning from professors who were pupils of Petipa’s dancers. She also engaged in deep study of Petipa’s personal notes from his Giselle. This is a unique opportunity to see this enduring tale of undying love in historical form. Truly beautiful, truly authentic. Only three performances.
Well-known Seattle guest artists Mara Vinson and Le Yin will grace the stage as the leads, Albrecht and Giselle. This is a unique opportunity to see these enchanting dancers in an intimate theatre. Link to guest artist information.
ROMANCE, LIVE, ONSTAGE: A UNIQUE VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT FOR YOUR LOVE!
TICKETS: Friday, March 11 – 7:30pm
Saturday, March 12 – 7:30pm
Sunday, March 13 – 2:00pm
Adults $50 • Students/Seniors $40 • Children $25
LOCATION: Meydenbauer Theatre
11100 NE 6th Street • Bellevue, WA