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This Old Ballet Is Still a Favorite – Find Out Why During a Performance of Giselle

Founded in 1939, American Ballet Theatre aims to develop a repertoire of the best ballets from the past and support the creation of new works by gifted young choreographers. American Ballet Theatre is one of the world’s preeminent classical ballet companies, a world-touring ambassador for the art form, a committed choreographic commissioner, and an energetic leader in ballet education and outreach. Now, watch in awe as American Ballet Theatre presents Marius Petipa’s Giselle on Thursday, March 26th.

The epitome of Romantic ballet, this heart-rending tale of unrequited love, remorse and forgiveness perfectly fuse music, movement, and drama. The role of Giselle requires an exquisite stylist with daring dramatic and technical skills to create a compelling portrait of the innocent, yet ultimately noble, village maiden. In this universally acclaimed production, American Ballet Theatre’s unrivaled roster of international ballet stars brings Giselle‘s mystery and ethereal beauty vividly to life.

Marius Petipa (1818–1910) was one of the most influential figures of classical ballet. His choreography forms the basis of The Royal Ballet’s productions of The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Giselle, Don Quixote, La Bayadère and Coppélia, among others.
Petipa’s ballets were grand spectacles that made magnificent use of the corps de ballet and placed the lead ballerina center stage. His theatre and school became a model for all ballet around the globe throughout the 20th century.

Giselle will be performed at the Durham Performing Arts Center on March 26th to 28th. Since its opening in 2008, Durham Performing Arts Center has become the center for live entertainment in North Carolina. Ranked annually among the top-ten theaters in America by three leading national magazines that cover live entertainment events and venues, DPAC attracts over 500,000 guests per year to its 200+ events, including Giselle!

Don’t miss your chance to see Giselle at Durham Performing Arts Center! Tickets start at $48.50, not including fees, and are available for purchase at www.dpacnc.com.

Community interaction is an important part of life, which is why The Heights at La Salle Apartments in Durham, North Carolina is urging you to join in all of the excitement at this event! Don’t be shy—plenty of fun awaits in the greater neighborhood beyond our beautiful apartment community.

Event Time/Date:
Thursday, March 26, 2020—7:30 PM

Event Venue Location:
Durham Performing Arts Center
123 Vivian Street
Durham, North Carolina 27701

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