International Ballet Theatre Presents Giselle - The Quintessential Romantic Ballet

Giselle is the tale of a peasant girl whose true love for a nobleman is not realized until her death. In her final moments, Giselle is transported to the moonlit land of the “Wilis,” vengeful spirits of brides who have died before their wedding day. With its sense of mystery, undying love and redemption, Giselle is the “quintessential romantic ballet.” The oldest continually-performed ballet in history, Giselle, first premiered on June 28, 1841 at the Theatre de l’Academie Royale de Musique in Paris, with choreography by Coralli and Perrot. Since then, Giselle has become a foundational work of the world’s most prestigious classical ballet companies. Giselle was first presented by IBT in 2004.

While studying for her masters in choreography in St. Petersburg, Russia, IBT's Artistic Director Vera Altunina had the privilege of learning from professors who were pupils of Petipa’s dancers. She also engaged in deep study of Petipa's personal notes from his Giselle. This is a unique opportunity to see this enduring tale of undying love in historical form. Truly beautiful, truly authentic. Only three performances.

Well-known Seattle guest artists Mara Vinson and Le Yin will grace the stage as the leads, Albrecht and Giselle. This is a unique opportunity to see these enchanting dancers in an intimate theatre. Link to guest artist information.


Friday, March 11 - 7:30pm  • Saturday, March 12 - 7:30pm  • Sunday, March 13 - 2:00pm • 800-838-3006

Adults $50 • Students/Seniors $40 • Children $25


Meydenbauer Theatre  • 11100 NE 6th Street  • Bellevue, WA

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