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Principal Cast Announced for English National Ballet's GISELLE by Akram Khan at BAM

This contemporary take on one of the greatest Romantic ballets in history weaves themes of social inequality and otherness into a tale of love, betrayal, and redemption.

Principal Cast Announced for English National Ballet's GISELLE by Akram Khan at BAM

BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) announced today the principal cast for the New York premiere of the English National Ballet's (ENB) Giselle, directed and choreographed by Akram Khan.

Joining ENB's Artistic Director and Lead Principal Tamara Rojo in the principal cast are Aitor Arrieta, Isaac Hernández, and James Streeter as ALBRECHT; Jeffrey Cirio, Daniel McCormick, and Erik Woolhouse as HILARION; Fernanda Oliveira and Erina Takahashi as GISELLE; and as MYRTHA, Isabelle Brouwers and Stina Quagebeur who originated the role.

This fresh, stunning, and contemporary take on one of the greatest Romantic ballets in history weaves themes of social inequality and otherness into a treasured tale of love, betrayal, and redemption.

A cast of almost 50 dancers thrills with powerful imagery and mesmerizing choreography. With a new "ominous, gothic" score (The Observer) by Vincenzo Lamagna adapted from Adolphe Adam's original composition, the production features spectacular sets and costumes by Academy Award-winning designer Tim Yip (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and atmospheric lighting design by Mark Henderson that creates the rich world of Khan's timely reimagining: a condemned factory haunted by vengeful ghosts and collective female rage.

Principal Cast Schedule

June 8

Giselle: Tamara Rojo

Albrecht: Isaac Hernández

Hilarion: Jeffrey Cirio

Myrtha: Stina Quagebeur

June 9

Giselle: Erina Takahashi

Albrecht: James Streeter

Hilarion: Erik Woolhouse

Myrtha: Isabelle Brouwers

June 10

Giselle: Fernanda Oliveira

Albrecht: Aitor Arrieta

Hilarion: Daniel McCormick

Myrtha: Stina Quagebeur

June 11 (2pm)

Giselle: Erina Takahashi

Albrecht: James Streeter

Hilarion: Erik Woolhouse

Myrtha: Isabelle Brouwers

June 11 (7:30pm)

Giselle: Tamara Rojo

Albrecht: Isaac Hernández

Hilarion: Jeffrey Cirio

Myrtha: Stina Quagebeur

Photo credit: Laurent Liotardo



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