Isaac Hernández and the English National Ballet to haunt Mexico with “Giselle”
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Isaac Hernández and the English National Ballet to haunt Mexico with “Giselle”

13/02/2020
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Isaac Hernández has announced he will come to Mexico with Akram Khan’s acclaimed version of the classical ballet “Giselle”

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Mexican ballet dancer Isaac Hernández has announced he will come to Mexico with Akram Khan’s acclaimed version of the classical ballet “Giselle” next May 7 and 8 in the National Auditorium with the English National Ballet.

“Incredibly happy! I will finally present a whole ballet in my country Mexico, I can’t imagine a better production to celebrate this dream. Tickets are already available,” said the dancer in his Twitter account.

According to the critic, the renowned choreographer reinvents the romantic ballet and its story of love, treason, and redemption, and when the curtains rise, the dancers in the shadows push against a huge wall. Akram Khan’s “Giselle” stuns from that very moment with powerful images and fascinating choreographies.

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Premiered in 2016, this production has been presented in several international stages with the ENB and uses "ominous Gothic" music (The Observer) by Vicenzo Lamagna, adapted from Adolph Adam’s original and performed by the English National Ballet Philarmonic.

The scenography and the costumes by the Academy Award-winning designer Tim Yip, and Mark Henderson’s atmospheric lighting evoke a condemned factory and the vengeful ghosts that appear among its shadows.

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The ghost-filled ballet “Giselle” tells the story of a young peasant who, disappointed by her lover’s treason, loses her sanity and dies.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The ballet is inspired in the Germanic legend of Willis – spirits of young women who died dressed as brides before walking to the altar and who appear at midnight with the moonlight to weep and look for vengeance – and the poem “Fantômes” by Victor Hugo.

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