A medieval Rhineland village where villagers assemble to dance and celebrate the wine harvest. Hilarion, a besotted gamekeeper, hopes to catch a glimpse of the beautiful Giselle.
Duke Albrecht too has become enamoured with the peasant girl, Giselle, and in order to pursue her, has disguised himself as a peasant named Loys and rented a cottage opposite her house. His squire, Wilfrid, is wary of Albrecht’s plans as he is already betrothed.
Pippa Moore telling us about the ballet Giselle, Northern Ballet's production coming to Leeds Grand Theatre 25-28 May, 2011. She explains the story, the rehearsals, working with Yoko Ichino and just who this ballet production is for.
Premiere dancer Pippa Moore tells us the story behind Giselle and about the preparations & rehearsals.
This video was filmed at Sheffield's Lyceum Theatre in March 2011. Interview questions spoken by Aled Roberts, added in post-production.
Education: Girton College, Cambridge; Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Companies/Organisations: Kiel Opera House, Germany (conductor and rehearsal pianist); Northern Ballet Theatre (conductor and rehearsal pianist); Sheffield Symphony Orchestra (artistic director); Leeds College of Music (opera conductor), English National Ballet (guest conductor The Nutcracker and Giselle).