Dance Consortium presents

Dada Masilo – Giselle

4 October - 2 November

South Africa’s internationally renowned choreographer, Dada Masilo, presents her fearless re-imagining of the iconic classic, Giselle.

Opening in a lively South African village, Masilo’s Giselle tells the story of a trusting peasant girl who is thrust into a world of betrayal and shame when her lover rejects her. Spurned by her family and killed by heartbreak, Giselle returns from the grave as a supernatural being, bent on revenge.

Performing in the title role, Masilo brings her stunning high-speed style to the stage, fusing ballet, contemporary and traditional Tswana dance. Powered by a hauntingly beautiful score by South African composer Philip Miller who combines classical strings with African percussion and voice, this is Giselle, but not as you know it.

  • Photo: Laurent Philippe

  • Photo: Tristram Kenton

  • Photo: Tristram Kenton

  • Photo: Tristram Kenton

  • Photo: Tristram Kenton

  • Photo: Tristram Kenton

  • Photo: Tristram Kenton

  • Photo: Laurent Philippe

  • Photo: Laurent Philippe

  • Photo: Laurent Philippe

  • Photo: Laurent Philippe

  • Photo: Laurent Philippe

  • Photo: Laurent Philippe

  • ★★★★★

    Dada Masilo’s reinterpretation of Giselle breathes new life into the classic

  • ★★★★★

    Stunning reimagining

  • ★★★★

    A rare quality of spell-binding intensity

  • Exhilarating. Bold, brazen, unapologetic and absolutely enrapturing.

  • A marvel of intelligence and dance craftsmanship. Stunningly conceived and executed.

Showed at:

  • Fri 4 - Sat 5 Oct 2019 7.30pm
    Sadler’s Wells London
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  • Tue 8 - Wed 9 Oct 2019 7.30pm
    Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall Nottingham
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  • Fri 11 - Sat 12 Oct 2019 7.30pm
    Alhambra Theatre Bradford
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  • Tue 15 - Wed 16 Oct 2019 7.30pm
    Birmingham Hippodrome
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  • Tue 22 - Wed 23 Oct 2019 8.00pm
    The Lowry Salford Quays
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  • Fri 25 - Sat 26 Oct 2019 7.30pm
    Milton Keynes Theatre
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  • Tue 29 - Wed 30 Oct 2019 7.30pm
    Brighton Dome
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  • Fri 1 - Sat 2 Nov 2019 7.30pm
    Marlowe Theatre Canterbury
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