Giselle Ou Les Wilis 1841

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Introduction The focus on this paper is an analyses of the ballet Giselle, ou Les Wilis; originally choreographed by Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot, having its premiere in 1841, and music by Adolphe Adam. The ballet is about a peasant girl with a weak heart and a passion for dancing, who becomes engaged to a man she believes to be a peasant as well, only to discover that he is, in fact, Duke Albrecht, and engaged to someone else. Giselle goes mad and dies of a broken heart. In the second act the scene shifts to a forest haunted by Wilis, the spirits of young women who died before their wedding day and spent eternity dancing from midnight to dawn, killing any man who happens to cross their way. Myrtha, the Queen of the Wilis, summons Giselle from her grave in order to initiate her into the community. A despondent Albrecht comes to pay his respects at Giselle’s grave, and is almost killed, but with Giselle’s intervention, his life is saved, and Giselle rests in peace (Pennsylvania Ballet, 2012). By empirically examining this ballet, we hope to produce a more complete understanding of the score written, intrinsically related to the choreography and the particular period and style in the history describing the Romanticism and the Romantic Ballet Giselle, the music of Giselle: Adolphe Adam’s Score, and Giselle’s Choreography Accompanying the Music Score. GISELLE Romanticism and the Romantic Ballet Giselle Giselle is a romantic ballet choreographed by Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot. Adolphe Adam beautifully composes the music. This ballet was originally performed in Paris in 1841. Giselle is one of the last ballets of the Romantic era. The "Romantic Movement" dominated the arts of Europe during the first half of the 19th century. New social classes where appearing in society and new ideas from the French Revolution were showing their potent
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