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The Spanish National Dance Company, ‘Compañía Nacional de Danza’, was founded in 1979 as the Spanish National Classical Ballet, and has evolved toward a more contemporary style with a distinctive identity based on Spanish cultural and folklore roots. The company tours Europe, achieving international prestige under the direction of Víctor Ullate, María de Ávila, Maya Plisetskaya and Nacho Duato.
Giselle, is one of the world’s most often performed classical ballets as well as one of the most challenging to dance. The romantic, ghost-filled ballet tells the tragic story in two acts of a beautiful young peasant girl who falls for the flirtations of the deceitful and disguised nobleman Albrecht. When the ruse is revealed, the fragile Giselle dies of heartbreak, and Albrecht must face the otherworldly consequences of his careless seduction. [10 Facts To Know About Giselle, Kansas City Ballet].
If you missed the live stream broadcast of Giselle by the Spanish National Dance Company in December, 2018, there’s still time to watch a video recording of the performance. Just click/tap the “Watch Again” button or select from the video posts located in right top corner of the media player below.
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