It was a time when social status among freed blacks was measured by how far removed one's family was from slavery: the community's "aristocrats" looked down on those whose immediate family had been enslaved. Thus, in the DTH version, Giselle faces the same social obstacles and heartbreaking rejection by Albert and his family as their classical counterparts.
“Director Thomas Grimm is to be commended for his cleaver adaptation of this grand ballet…
Anyone watching ballet for the first time will surely find the video Fascinating."
Rated four stars by “Video Rating Guide for Libraries”
STARRING:Virginia JohnsonEddie J. ShellmanLowell SmithCassandra PhiferLorrain GravesZelda WynnJudy TyrusAugustus Van Heerden
Composer: Adolphe AdamGiselle original choreography by: Jean Coralli and Jules PerrotNarration written by: Yanna Kroyt Brandt
Adapted for Television by:Frederic FranklinThomas GrimmArthur Mitchell
© 2015 All rights Reserved