In an East-meets-West Cold War tale, Magda Saleh danced “Giselle” with the Bolshoi and at home in Cairo, where calling a woman a dancer was an insult.
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Mr. Hallberg, injured in Act 1, didn’t return for Act 2 at the Royal Ballet, but Ms. Osipova delivered a rivetingly original account of Giselle.
Mr. Khan’s “Giselle” will arrive next February with English National Ballet — the company’s first visit to the United States in 30 years.
Ms. Copeland takes on Kitri and Giselle this season. The key? Diving deep. “It’s making the character so much more important than the steps,” she says.
This Washington Ballet production is under the artistic direction of Julie Kent, a retired ballerina who spent 29 years with American Ballet Theater.
Akram Khan’s beautiful new production blends an earthy physicality with balletic grace and an inventive score, although the storytelling doesn’t measure up.
Mr. Ek, 70, a major figure in the European dance world, is calling a two-year halt to performances of his works.
At a news conference, Misty Copeland, newly minted as a principal dancer at American Ballet Theater, spoke about her early doubts and about the pleasure of seeing more racially diverse audiences at her performances.