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Giselle

"Giselle" is acclaimed director Toa Fraser's interpretation of the Royal New Zealand Ballet's production of "Giselle". The classic story of love, eroticism and death has been reinterpreted by Fraser to include both the on stage performance of the ballet, and an off stage romance - interwoven with the ballet - that tells of two itinerant dancers, separated by time, distance and their abiding love for each other. Toa Fraser has worked with Ethan Stiefel and Johan Kobborg's staging and choreography to pare back the traditional elaborations anf restore psychological directness to the relationships. These are perfectly expressed by a peerless set of dancers, principally Gillian Murphy as Giselle, and Qi Huan as Albrecht.

Year: 2013
Genre: Performing Arts, New Zealand Film, Film Festivals 2013
Country: NZ
Director: Toa Fraser
Starring: The Royal New Zealand Ballet, Gillian Murphy, Qi Huan
Duration: 104 Minutes
Rating: PG
7.7/10
Location in store: New Zealand (Documentary)

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