The amazing Bolschoi interpretation of Theophile Gautier’s piece created in 1841 at the Opéra de Paris : Giselle
One of the great moments of Dance history that saw the main topics of Romanticism expressed. A love pastoral care who ends up tragically, a fantastic world of unearthly creatures and redemption thanks to love strengh.
Giselle is the dream of the poet that got deliberately lost in a dream world… A young countryside girl seduced by a Lord, reaches the top up to tragedy before falling into supernatural.
This ballet is the masterpiece of romantic ballets in which movement traduces the soul’s language.
In order to write Giselle, Théophile Gautier required the help of Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges. The choregraphy was insured by Jean Coralli : first ballet director of the Opéra de Paris. Jules Perrot who was in love with the main interpret contributed to the project more than he was expected to. This reunion of talents made this romantic ballet masterpiece exist. Movement became the soul’s language.