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GISELLE GETS THE WILIS

A broken-hearted young woman descends into madness and death, hooks up with the Wilis, the ghosts of vengeful jilted women, then has to learn how to forgive.

The dance work Giselle might not be a comic knees-up but it is described as a tale of betrayal, the supernatural and a love that transcends death.

Toa Fraser’s film of the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s rollercoaster romance is now part of Live in Your Living Room in which the show is broadcast online.

The film features American Ballet Theatre star Gillian Murphy as Giselle. Inspired by concert movie The Last Waltz, a Leon Narbey-led camera team filmed the performance, with scenes of the lead dancers in Shanghai and New York to counterpoint onstage action.

Toa Fraser’s film of the Royal New Zealand Ballet company’s acclaimed 2012 production of Giselle screens tomorrow at 7:30pm, Saturday 23 at 1.30pm and on Sunday at 10.30am. View at www.rnzb.org.nz/rnzb-live-in-your-living-room or at https://tinyurl.com/y7d4wfur