In 2016, South African choreographer Dada Masilo’s bold reinterpretation of Swan Lake (performed at the Hop) powerfully flipped ballet’s gender and racial dynamics. Now her Giselle—with Masilo dancing the lead—fearlessly takes on betrayal, heartbreak and revenge in a groundbreaking new version with music by South African composer Philip Miller and visual material by renowned artist William Kentridge. Drawing from classical ballet, African traditional dance and African percussion, Masilo delivers a brilliantly “woke” revision of a classic story.
Post-performance discussions with the artists
Contains nudity, language and mature content
Recommended for ages 14 and up