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Ballet leaps into the Toronto International Film Festival!

Royal New Zealand Ballet's Giselle heads to Toronto International Film Festival!

is acclaimed director Toa Fraser's interpretation of the Royal New Zealand Ballet's production of Giselle. The classic story of love, erotism and death has been reinterpreted by Fraser to include both the on stage performance of the ballet, and an off-stage romance - interwoven with the ballet - that tells of two itinerant dancers, separated by time, distance and their abiding love for each other.

Toa was inspired and found the key idea for his film, beyond the stage, by taking the classical story of Giselle, played by Gillian Murphy, and Albrecht, played by Qi Huan, as two lovers destined to never be together and taking them into a different time and space, separating them through distance. The film sequences of the two lovers within the real-world settings were filmed in New York City and the Catskills region of New York in the USA and in Shanghai, China.

Here's your chance to attend either the premiere on Monday, September 9 at 7:15pm at University of  Toronto's Isabel Bader Theatre or the screening on Wednesday, September 11 at 9:15 am at the TIFF Belll Lightbox! To enter, write in the comment box below what ballet company stars in this Giselle film. Contest closes Sunday, September 8 at noon, travel and accomodations must be arranged by the winner.  

Posted: Sep 05, 2013 By WantToDance.ca | with 5 Comments

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The Royal New Zealand Ballet
05/09/2013 11:38:39 PM

Royal New Zealand Ballet!! They're so amazing :)
05/09/2013 8:42:05 PM

Royal New Zealand Ballet!! They're so amazing :)
05/09/2013 8:38:03 PM

Well, the Royal New Zealand Ballet ... And I would love to see them. I go to TIFF every year and always go to the films with dance if I can.
05/09/2013 6:13:33 PM

The Royal New Zealand Ballet stars in Giselle.
05/09/2013 5:16:09 PM