Reviews for Giselle

  1. English National Ballet in Giselle at London Coliseum

    Graham Watts, Thursday 11 January 2007 — Performance: 10 - 13 Jan 07

    10 January 2007 As the great expert on courtly and romantic ballets of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Mary Skeaping had several goes at recreating ‘Giselle’, the quintessential ballet of th… Continue Reading

  2. English National Ballet in Giselle at London Coliseum

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Monday 15 January 2007Performance 10 - 13 Jan 07

    It’s the contradictions that stand out. This was a child-friendly ballet matinee with noise from anti-racism campaigners as well as toddlers. English National Ballet’s Simone Clarke, the heroine at this performance of the romantic ballet Giselle, was recently… 

  3. English National Ballet in Giselle at London Coliseum

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 15 January 2007Performance 10 - 13 Jan 07

    ‘The Giselle devised for ENB in 1971 is the best Giselle you are ever likely to see.’ 

  4. English National Ballet in Giselle at London Coliseum

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 15 January 2007Performance 10 - 13 Jan 07

    But the night [Thurs 11] belonged to Elena Glurdjidze. This was a thrilling and profound performance which bypasses precise technical analysis. Enough to say, perhaps, that when the curtain fell, several people near me were in tears. 

  5. English National Ballet in Giselle at London Coliseum

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Monday 15 January 2007Performance 10 - 13 Jan 07

    ‘There’s a particularly generous amount of dancing for the lovers, a healthily traditional reliance on (very clear) mime, and, in David Walker’s designs, a rich sylvan atmosphere, autumnally amber in the first act, spectrally luminous in the second’. 

  6. English National Ballet in Giselle at London Coliseum

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Friday 12 January 2007Performance 10 - 13 Jan 07

    ‘You can’t beat a good classic when it’s danced by stars such as Agnes Oaks and Thomas Edur.’ Times  

  7. English National Ballet in Giselle at London Coliseum

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 12 January 2007Performance 10 - 13 Jan 07

    ‘..the pleasure of watching English National Ballet’s version, first staged in 1971, is akin to coming across a forgotten treasure.’  

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