music. Adolphe Adam
coreography. Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot, adapted by Marius Petipa
libretto. Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Théophile Gauiter
scenography & wardrobe. Russian Classical Ballet
world premiere. June 28th, 1841, at Opera Paris, Paris
duration. 120 minutes with 20 minutes interval
Giselle evokes the spirits of the forest and the forces of nature - a tragic beauty. The second act of the work is extremely elegant - referred to as the "white act" in reference to the Willis - only comparable to the perfection of acts II and IV of the ballet Swan Lake.
Considered the masterpiece of the romantic ballet, Giselle arouses great interest for the high technical degree in the performance of the character by the main dancer and mimic, as an artistic expression that uses the body movements to communicate.