Head down to the Fugard Theatre in Cape Town at 11 am on November 15 to catch a screening of Giselle as part of the Fugard Bioscope World Arts Season.
Danced by members of the Bolshoi Ballet, Giselle tells the story of the young peasant girl, Giselle (Svetlana Zakharova), who dies when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht (Sergei Polunin), has betrayed her. Against her own will, she joins the wilis, vengeful spirits who now turn against Albrecht and condemn him to dance until he dies of exhaustion.
This treasure of romantic ballet is one of the oldest and greatest in classical repertoire, touching upon the great romantic themes: a doomed love affair ending in tragedy, a dive into fantasy and ultimate redemption through the power of love.
The Bolshoi is renowned for its intimate and emotionally intense interpretation of this beloved drama.
Tickets are R100. Phone the box office at 021 461 4554.