Critics and audiences are raving about The Royal New Zealand Ballet’s (RNZB) rendition of “Giselle” preformed in Edinburgh.
The company made its Edinburgh debut at The Festival Theatre this week and viewers have been buzzing about the bewitching performance given by the dancers.
Lucy Green dances the principal role of Giselle.
Audience member, Wilma McEwan said: “I absolutely loved the casting of Giselle, that young lady really has strong technique. Her dances were perfection.”
The ballet tells the story of a young peasant girl, who innocently falls for the noble Count Albercht, who is engaged to someone else.
When she finds out, she drops dead of a broken heart. In death, Giselle becomes a woodland Willis, the ghosts of dead brides.
As the Willis’ seek revenge and attempt to kill Albercht, Giselle saves his life.
The RNZB has chosen to stick to the traditional style of the classic ballet.
Audience member, Elizabeth Chetty said: “The ballet was beautiful, I think the principal dancers were cast very well. I have never seen this ballet before but I was completely impressed. I will definitely keep an eye out for future performances by the Royal New Zealand Ballet.”
Giselle will be preformed from the 27th – 31st of October. The shows include 2.30pm matinees and 7.30pm evening performances.