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Published:Wednesday | October 14, 2015 | 10:00 AM
The Bolshoi Ballet’s ‘Giselle’ in performance.

The young peasant girl, Giselle, dies when she learns the man she loves, Albrecht, has betrayed her. Against her own will, she joins the wilis, vengeful spirits who now turn against Albrecht and condemn him to dance until he dies of exhaustion.

This treasure of romantic ballet is one of the oldest and greatest in classical repertoire, touching on the great romantic themes, a doomed love affair ending in tragedy, a dive into fantasy and ultimate redemption through the power of love. The Bolshoi is renowned for its intimate and emotionally intense interpretation of this beloved drama.