Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents GISELLE Events
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Studio Presentation 5:30-7:00 pm, The Phelps Center, Studio C
Peter Boal's staging of the iconic Romantic-era ballet Giselle garnered international attention and acclaim when it premiered in June 2011. In this studio coaching session, explore the rich characterizations of Giselle, Albrecht, and Myrtha (Queen of the Wilis) that have developed from a combination of French and Russian sources, utilized by Mr. Boal and his team of dance historians, and the wealth of Giselle tradition.
Giselle: New Designs for PNB's Stellar Production
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Seminar 3:00-4:30 pm, The Phelps Center, Jane Davis Board Room
Peter Boal has commissioned Parisian designer Jérôme Kaplan (Roméo et Juliette, Don Quixote) to create new designs to complement PNB's unique staging of Giselle. At this seminar, hear from Peter Boal and PNB's team of artists about the process of designing and building the scenery and costumes for this historically-informed production, while viewing a selection of sketches, fabric swatches, costumes, scenic models, and props.
Giselle Ballet Preview-Free
Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 12:00-1:00 pm
PNB's lunchtime lecture previews at the Central Seattle Public Library are given by Education Programs Manager Doug Fullington. Film excerpts of various Giselle productions will be shown and discussed along with an explanation of the sources used to prepare PNB unique staging.
Lecture Series & Giselle Dress Rehearsal
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Lecture 6:00-6:45 pm, Nesholm Family Lecture Hall at McCaw Hall
Dress Rehearsal 7:00-9:30 pm, Brotman Auditorium at McCaw Hall
In-depth discussions with Artistic Director Peter Boal and Giselle scenic and costume designer Jérôme Kaplan and other artists during the hour preceding dress rehearsal that reveal much about the creative
process involved in the development of a ballet. Attend the lecture only or stay for the dress rehearsal.
Click play below for a promo for GISELLE!
Photo Credit: Angela Sterling