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Watch: Members of the cast and creative team on Giselle

Another chance to watch backstage films screened as part of the live cinema relay.

By Rose Slavin (Former Assistant Content Producer)

6 April 2016 at 10.02pm | 10 Comments

The Royal Ballet’s Giselle was relayed live to cinemas around the world on 6 April 2016.

The relay featured a series of backstage films, rehearsal footage and interviews with cast and creative teams, offering insights into the production.

If you missed the screening or want to find out more about Peter Wright’s production of Marius Petipa’s classic ballet, here’s a chance to see the films:

The cast and creative team on why they love Giselle:

In this film, members of the cast and creative team – including choreographer and director Peter Wright and Principal Guest Conductor of the Royal Ballet Barry Wordsworth – describe why this production of Marius Petipa’s classic is so memorable.

Marianela Nuñez and Vadim Muntagirov also share why they love performing in Peter Wright’s production, despite its exhausting choreography.

‘You care so much for role – you really want to nail it', says Marianela.

Vadim describes the ballet as ‘perfect to see with your boyfriend or girlfriend because it shows you that you should always appreciate who you love – and always treat them nicely!’

Watch Giselle in rehearsal:

Presenter Ore Oduba joins choreographer Peter Wright and the cast in the rehearsal studio to discover how the use of mime is imperative to the ballet's storytelling.

Peter explains the dancers have to master the precise movement of the mime, whilst retaining the raw emotion of the characters.

'The main thing the audience will really understand is the feeling behind it. The expression tells the story more than the actual gestures.’

Watch more films like this on the Royal Opera House YouTube channel:

The next live relay of the 2015/16 Season will be The Royal Opera's new production of Lucia di Lammermoor on 25 April 2016. Find your nearest cinema and sign up to our mailing list.

By Rose Slavin (Former Assistant Content Producer)

6 April 2016 at 10.02pm

This article has been categorised Ballet and tagged by Peter Wright, cinema, Film, giselle, live, Marianela Nuñez, Production, Vadim Muntagirov, YouTube

This article has 10 comments

  1. Mara responded on 7 April 2016 at 11:12am Reply

    A disaster, no emoticón. The queen of Willis seemes crazy. Marinarla not look like a peasant in the first act, not look like a spectrum in second act. The scene of madness: horrible. Many technical failure

  2. Mara responded on 7 April 2016 at 11:13am Reply

    A disaster, no emotion. The queen of Willis seemes crazy. Marinarla not look like a peasant in the first act, not look like a spectrum in second act. The scene of madness: horrible. Many technical failure

  3. S.M Noble responded on 7 April 2016 at 12:23pm Reply

    Brilliant performance. Marianela and Vadim both superb. But let's not forget Itziar who created a beautiful but chilling performance.
    Congratulations to everyone involved a wonderfull evening. These relayed performances are such a great idea for those of us who are not near. London.

  4. Peleia Lekka responded on 8 April 2016 at 5:35pm Reply

    Nice article to comment on two very interesting videos but "Giselle" is one of a few ballet not having Marius Petipa involved!
    Watch out!

  5. Peleia Lekka responded on 8 April 2016 at 5:40pm Reply

    Would you be able to share the credits of the you tube videos creators?
    Thank you

    • Rose Slavin (Former Assistant Content Producer) responded on 11 April 2016 at 10:53am

      Hi Peleia,

      We have an internal Film and Broadcast team who make our videos.
      All best wishes,
      Rose

  6. Ann Harvey responded on 9 April 2016 at 7:14pm Reply

    Loved Giselle - relayed at. Cinema - brilliant evening! So relieved that it relayed successfully after failure of Boris Godunov at cinema!

  7. Is there any more ballet in 2016-17 in the future?

  8. I am interested to know the Giselle in 2006. Giselle play in the royal opera in April, 2006. Is there other month like February, March or November? I am doing for my research. Just wonder.

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