Giselle  Act 1: Mad Secene
Giselle  Act 2   2015
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G I S E L L E ...... Act 1              May, 2015
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Theatre de l'Academie Royale de Musiique, Paris June 28, 1841

    Original Score: Adolphe Adam                 
Jules Perrot, Jean Coralli
    Book:: Vernoy deSaint Georges,  Theophile Gautier,Jean Coralli
    Scenery: Pierre Ciceri-

    Giselle: Carlotta Grisi          Albrecht: Lucien Petipa 
    Myrtha: Adele Dumilatre          Hilarion: Jean Coralli

      4th Restaging of Giselle

Restaged by: Cheryl Rist
Music: Adolphe Adam
Costumes: Cheryl Rist
Sets: Jim Arnold, Cynthia Betz
Lighting: Mary Beth Zorn
Photography: Kou Lee

The O ' Shaughnessy
St Paul, Minnesota

May 1 - 2, 2015
        Friday .......... 7:30pm
        Saturday ..... 2:00 & 7:30pm


Ballet Minnesota
           All Restagings by: Cheryl Rist

( 1995 )
    2nd Act Only - 1995
    7th Minnesota Dance Festival,
    The O'Shaughnessy, St Paul, MN
        restaged by: Cheryl Rist & Jocelyn
        Giselle: Tina Anderson
        Albrecht: Andrew Thompson
        Myrtha: Megan Warn
        Hilarion: David Stright

( 2005 )
     Acts 1-2 & Mad Scene
    17th Minnesota Dance Festival
    April 29-30, 2005
    Fitzgerald Theater, St Paul, MN

( 2006 )
     Acts 1-2 & Mad Scene
    18th Minnesota Dance Festival
     April, 2006   (18th MDF)
     Fitzgerald Theater, St Paul, MN

( 2015 )
     Acts 1-2 & Mad Scene
    27th Minnesota Dance Festival
     May, 2015   (27th MDF)
     The O'Shaughnessy, St Paul, MN


: Violeta Angelova
Albrecht: Matthew Prescott

Hilarion: Allen Gregory
Duke: Shane Haggerty
Bathilda: Bailey McKenzie
Wilfred: Antone Gregory
Berthe: Mary Gregory
Handmaiden: Sophie Kooy
Escorts: Calvin Huseonics, Ben Bauer

Peasant Pas: Harper Skulley,
      Jalen Gisselquist

Villagers: Harper Skulley,
      Gretchen Gerlach, Willa
      Gegelman, Olivia Huseonica,
      Lisette Amacher, Lily Parker
      Stephanie Klosner, Aaron Davies,
      MatthewHalpaus, Gunnar Swee,
      Micah Watkins

Myrtha: Erin Warn
Willis Soloists: Harper Skulley,
      Gretchen Gerlach

Willis: Bailey McKenzie, Willa Gegelman,
Keilah Ilinykh, Olivia Huseonica, Lisette
Amacher, Lily Parker, Stephanie Klosner,
Ella Bursch, Morgan Gibbs, Olivia Stephan,
Alexis Tao

G i s e l l e    &    A b r e c h t                       2015                          photos: Kou Lee

F r i e n d s    &    V i l l a g e r s                      2015                            photos: Kou Lee
Giselle Act 1     Olivia Huseonica
Willa Gegelman   Giselle
Giselle  Act 1    Gretchen Gerlach

ACT 1 ....... A rustic village

Giselle, a weak-hearted young girl who is adored by her native villagers, lives with her watchful mother, Berthe. Hilarion, the village gamekeeper, is desperately in love with Giselle. Prince Albrecht, a nobleman who is already engaged to a noblewoman named Bathilde, is bored and lonely with his everyday existence. Captivated by Giselle's frail beauty and innocence, Albrecht disguises himself as a peasant named Loys. After purchasing the cottage adjacent to Berthe's, he proceeds to shower Giselle with his affections.

Hilarion, filled with suspicion and jealousy, becomes enraged when Giselle falls madly in love with Albrecht and believes that they are engaged.

Berthe has a vision that her daughter will one day become a Wili, a jilted maiden who dies before her wedding night. The Wilis emerge between midnight and dawn to vengefully trap any man who enters their domain by forcing him to dance to his death.

Hilarion exposes Albrecht's disguise and proclaims that he is already betrothed to Bathilde. Overwhelmingly distraught and horrified, Giselle dies of a broken heart.

P e a s a n t      P a s                        2015                                    photos: Kou Lee

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