Russian National Ballet: Giselle - Queensborough Performing Arts Center
222-05 56th Ave. - 718-631-6311
Bayside, NY 11364
Description: Giselle is the classic ballet that tells the story of a young, innocent village maiden who is in love with a man she knows only as Loys. In reality, the man is Albrecht, a nobleman disguised as a peasant, who is betrothed to Bathilde, daughter of the Duke. The ballet roles in Giselle are some of the most sought-after, as the choreography demands technical perfection and outstanding lyricism, as well as great dramatic skill. The Russian National Ballet Theatre, directed by Elena Radchenko, is a cut above many of its rivals maintaining the Russian tradition of scrupulous production and loving concern for this gem of the Romantic ballet.