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@giselle: World Premiere

Sept. 5, 6 & 7

Starring artists from:
American Ballet Theatre
The National Ballet of Canada
Pennsylvania Ballet


Pre-Show Chats: 6:30pm-7pm
Sept 5 - Joshua Beamish & Jean Orr, Co-Founder of Ballet BC
Sept 6 - Joshua Beamish & Peter Boal, Artistic Director of Seattle's Pacific Northwest Ballet
Sept 7 - Joshua Beamish & Chan Hon Goh, Artistic Director of Goh Ballet


A technology-infused reimagining of the iconic ballet masterwork that examines the ways social media has leveraged an unexpected change on the nature of modern love and relationships.

Vancouver’s own award-winning Joshua Beamish brings his innovative choreographic vision to the Vancouver Playhouse, featuring an all-star lineup of some of North America’s finest ballet artists from American Ballet Theatre, The National Ballet of Canada, and Pennsylvania Ballet. This undeniably modern take on a beloved classic will explore our understandings of love, sex, and relationships in a world of dating apps, Snapchat stories, and Instagram. Using motion-captured digital projections and bold visual effects, this is Giselle reimagined as you’ve never seen her before.

@giselle is a bracing new vision of a classic tale, set in a world that looks a lot like yours.

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