Love, betrayal and redemption in Ballet Ireland's Giselle

Ballet Ireland tours Giselle in 13 theatres throughout Ireland from April 22 to May 27, 2017


In this re-imagining of Giselle, Ludovic Ondiviela will approach the classic tale through a 21st century lens. The first act opens in a police station as the Albrecht, Hilarion and Bathlide assist the police with their enquiries following the unexplained death of Giselle. Much of the romantic feel of the 1840s era that Jean Corrail and Jules Perrot created in act 2 will be retained, but reinterpreted to make sense of such a story from a modern perspective.
Surrounding Ondiviela, Ballet Ireland have assembled a talented artistic team, including the return of the successful collaboration between Ondiviela and award-winning lighting designer Paul Keogan. Sets and costumes will be designed by Maree Kearns, with additional music and sound design by Tom Lane. 
A haunting story of love and betrayal, choreographed by Ludovic Ondiviela (former Royal Ballet dancer). Betrayed by Albrecht, Giselle dies broken hearted, but her spirit returns to protect and forgive her now-repenting lover from death at the hands of the vengeful Wilis. Ballet Ireland’s 21st century telling of this romantic classic reminds us of how it feels to have your heart broken, but still yearn to love.

Ballet Ireland tours Giselle throughout Ireland, following its hugely successful production of The Nutcracker.

Tour dates: 

Project Arts Centre, Dublin
Sat 22 –  Sat 29 April, 7.30pm
Tickets: €22 / €20 conc.
Booking: (01) 8819 613 / projectartscentre.ie
Book early or pay more on the door!
Tickets will cost €2 more if you book within 2 hours to showtime

Theatre at the Mill, Newtownabbey
Wednesday 3 May, 7.45pm
Tickets £16, £14, £12 & £10  (Concessions £2 off each ticket price)
Group Discount Available
Booking: 028 9034 0202  / theatreatthemill.com

Solstice Arts Centre, Navan
Thurs 4 May
Tickets: €20 / €16 conc
Booking: 046 909 2300 /  solsticeartscentre.ie

Civic Theatre, Tallaght
Fri 5 – Sat 6 May, 8pm
Tickets: €20 & €16 conc & €12 for under 12’s
Booking: (01) 462 7477 / civictheatre.ie

National Opera House, Wexford
Sunday 7 May, 7pm
Tickets: €25 / €20 conc / €15 child under 16 / €70 family ticket
Booking: 053 912 2144 / nationaloperahouse.ie

glór, Ennis
Thurs 11 May, 7.30pm
Tickets: €22 full / €20 con / 12.50 Child (16yr or under) / Family Ticket: €55 (2x Adult and 2x child)
Booking: (065) 684 3103 / glor.ie

Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick
Friday 12 May, 8pm
Tickets: €20 / €15 conc
Booking:  (061) 953 400 / limetreetheatre.ie

Everyman Theatre, Cork
Sat 13 May, 8pm
Tickets: €26 / € 23 conc
Booking (021) 427 0022 / everymancork.com

Town Hall Theatre, Galway
Thurs 18 May, 8pm
Tickets: €22* / €18*
Box Office (091) 569 777 or book online tht.ie
* Subject to THT Venue Development/Online Booking Charge

Backstage Theatre, Longford
Friday 19 May, 8pm
Tickets: €18 / €16 conc / €14
Bookings: (043) 3347888 /  backstage.ie

Draíocht, Blanchardstown
Sat 20 May, 8pm
Tickets: €20/ €16 conc, €12 (under 12s)
Booking: 01 885 2622 / draiocht.ie

Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray
Wed 24 May, 8pm
Tickets: €22 / €20 conc.  Family ticket €75 (4 people)
Booking: (01) 272 4030 / mermaidartscentre.ie

An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny
Sat 27 May, 8pm
Tickets: €20 / €15 conc.
Booking: (074) 912 0777  / angrianan.com

For more information visit www.balletireland.ie

Ballet Ireland presents both traditional full-length classics and new commissioned ballets, which resonate with audiences of the 21st century. The originality of Ballet Ireland’s work has attracted a company of highly trained international dancers, who are recognised by audiences and critics for their individual style and razor sharp technique. In 2014 we were honoured when President Michael D. Higgins became our patron. 

The company is led by Dublin-born Anne Maher who is one of Ireland’s most respected voices in ballet and dance, with an international career spanning over 30 years. Anne was awarded a scholarship by the late Princess Grace of Monaco, to study at L’Acadamie de Danse Classique in Monte Carlo under Marika Besobrasova. Following her training in Monaco, Anne was principal ballerina with the Wiener Ballet Theater, dancing and touring all over Europe. 

She returned to Ireland in 1997 to establish Ballet Ireland, which she continues to develop as a successful and vibrant national touring company. Anne continues to be one of this country’s biggest advocates for ballet and dance, and she is chairperson of Dance Ireland.