Dada Masilo’s Giselle interrogates this well-known narrative, digging deeper to create strong emotional and psychological foundations for the characters.
This version is set in rural South Africa exploring traditional African rituals and ceremonies with Philip Miller’s composition using African voice, drums and the cello, violin, harp referencing Adolphe Adam’s original ballet score.
Her version places emphasis on the characters and motivations. Dada describes it as “I did not want to box the women as victims; men also get heartbroken.
The work is not about hate for men, but about betrayal, heartbreak, grief and revenge. And, unlike the ballet, not about forgiveness. It is NOT a pretty work… ’
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University of the Witwatersrand
Cnr Jorrisen & Station Street
The show starts at 20h30 and it is 1 hour 30 minutes long. The show is not suitable for children under 14 years.
Box Office: R100
Pensioner, Wits Staff and Student Online (On presentation of ID document or valid student card): R85
Pensioner, Wits Staff and Student Box Office (On presentation of ID document or valid student card): R90