Our production of Giselle was designed by 2 world leading ballet designers Galina Solovyeva (costumes) and Simon Pastukh and was build at Vozrozhdenie, www.theater-decor.com, one of the world’s leading theatrical shop .in St. Petersburg, Russia in 2002.
Galina is former Mariinsky (Kirov) Theatre principal costume designer and designed costumes for the major companies around the world including Mariinsky, Bolshoi, Stanislavski Ballet, Universal Ballet, New York City Ballet, Perm State Ballet, Indiana Repertoire Theatre just to name few and her current project is designing the costumes for National Ballet of China for Natalia Makarova’s version of Swan Lake.
Simon Is the former Principal Designer of Musorgsky (Maly) Theatre in St.Petersburg, Russia and designed the sets for Bolshoi, Mariinsky (Kirov), National Opera of Sofia (Bulgaria), Musorgski Theatre, IRT and many other companies around the world.
Design of Giselle was created by them for Ballet Internationale’s production and based on traditional version of the ballet. The sets and costumes were rented from us to Austin Ballet, Washington Ballet, Atlanta Ballet and Cincinnati Ballet (sets only, due to the conflict in the rental schedule with Atlanta Ballet).The following special effect are future in our production:
- 180° rotating grave of Giselle for the first appearence of Giselle in act II
- Swinging “creedal” for Giselle above the Grave
- Elevating cross for the first Mirtha’s appearance
- Travelers for “flying “ effects in II act