The Russian-based collective Moscow Festival Ballet presents Giselle at Stephens Auditorium at Iowa State University on Thursday, January 25th at 7:30 p.m.! In the ballet, a peasant girl named Giselle dies of a broken heart after discovering her lover is betrothed to another. A group of supernatural women, who dance men to death, summon Giselle from her grave. They target her lover for death, but Giselle’s great love frees him from their grasp.
This Iowa Arts Showcase broadcast features an interview of the Iowa State Center’s Outreach Manager, Sara Compton, and their Development Manager, Paul Ferrone, about this spell-binding production of Giselle. Hear their interview today during the 3 p.m. hour on Iowa Public Radio Classical, or listen to the podcast below!