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Creole Giselle (Dance Theatre Of Harlem)
Creole Giselle (Dance Theatre Of Harlem)

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Item #:  D1291
Our Price: $29.99
Region: All
Running Time: 88 minutes
Color: Color
UPC: 032031129191
ISBN: 0-7697-7868-2

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Now, for the first time on DVD, The Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) is presented in Creole Giselle, it's their acclaimed interpretation of the ballet classic. Making only minor changes in the story, music and traditional choreography of the repertory staple, DTH founder Arthur Mitchell has set the ballet in 1841 Louisiana.

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.


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Cast & Crew

Virginia Johnson
Eddie J. Shellman
Lowell Smith
Cassandra Phifer
Lorrain Graves
Zelda Wynn
Judy Tyrus
Augustus Van Heerden

Composer: Adolphe Adam
Giselle original choreography by: Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot
Narration written by: Yanna Kroyt Brandt

Adapted for Television by:
Frederic Franklin
Thomas Grimm
Arthur Mitchell

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