Giselle, Ou Les Wilis
This spring the Mikhailovsky Theatre ballet company will take to the stage of the London Coliseum for a third time. The programme will include ballets by Nacho Duato, in addition to classics Giselle, Don Quixote, and Laurencia. The performances will feature Mikhailovsky Theatre ballet stars Natalia Osipova, Ivan Vasiliev, and Leonid Sarafanov, as well as Guest Principal Dancers Polina Semionova and Marcelo Gomes. By tradition, the programme will include Nikita Dolgushin’s version of Giselle. It first captivated London audiences during the Mikhailovsky Theatre’s tour in 2008, and now British theatregoers can once again experience the tender charm of this romantic ballet on 26, 27, 28 and 29 March. The principal roles will be danced by Polina Semionova and Marcelo Gomes, by Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev and by Olesya Novikova and Leonid Sarafanov.