Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Apr 12 - Apr 14


The Wallis presents
Dada Masilo’s

GISELLE

Co-commissioned by The Joyce Theater’s Stephen and Cathy Weinroth Fund for New Work; the Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College; la Biennale de la danse de Lyon 2018; Sadler’s Wells with music composed by Philip Miller


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“A classic boldly reimagined.” – The New York Times

“a marvel of intelligence and dance craftsmanship in every respect" - Critical Dance

“The rising star is only getting started.” - CNN

"riveting" - Backtrack

“A stunning work … infused with raw emotion.” - The Dartmouth

A young girl dies after having been betrayed by a man. She cannot rest in peace and is transformed into a wili, a ghost with a desire for dance - and revenge. Acclaimed South African choreographer Dada Masilo, who stunned audiences around the world with her feminist revisions of Carmen, Romeo & Juliet and Swan Lake, takes on another classic in her distinctive style of African dance and classical ballet performed at astonishing speed. 

Recommended for 14+.

Warning: This production contains nudity and adult language & content.

Venue: BRAM GOLDSMITH THEATER

Running Time: 85 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission

Credits And Artist Information

Dance @ The Wallis is made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.