Giselle at The Washington Ballet
About this event
Giselle, the beautiful, tragic, and transcendent Romantic Era ballet tells the story of love, betrayal, and forgiveness. Fantasy, etherealism, and supernaturalism transport the artist and audience in this otherwordly ballet blanc.
This two-act ballet tells the tragic story of Giselle, a peasant girl, who falls for the charms of the deceitful Count Albrecht. When the truth is unveiled, Giselle dies of heartbreak. Deep in the forest, she rises from her grave and dances with the beautiful and irresistible Wilis. As the spirits of maidens who were wronged by their lovers, they take revenge in the night by compelling men to dance until they perish. In the end, Giselle not only saves Albrecht from the Wilis, she saves herself from becoming one of them.