9-11 June 2010. In Giselle, choreography by Mats Ek, with Roberto Bolle. Swedish choreographer Ek made dance history in 1982 with his highly successful, essentially non-romantic re-interpretation of Giselle performed by the Ballet Cullberg.
While many choreographers had revisited ballet classics, no one had yet dared to stage such a radically different interpretation, particularly of Giselle, the most famous of all Romantic ballets. The setting has been up-dated to a claustrophobic rural community on some distant island, and Giselle is a solitary young girl who longs for true love and children of her own.