March 7, 2013 | Queensborough Community College
Giselle, the consummate Romantic ballet will be presented by the Russian National Ballet at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC) on March 17 at 3:00pm. A mysterious, gentle, and melancholy story of innocence, betrayal, and ultimately love, the role of Giselle is one of the most sought-after in ballet. To win the role, a ballerina must have near perfect technique, outstanding grace, and great dramatic skills.
“Surrender your heart to the ultimate ballet of the Romantic era,” says Susan Agin, Executive and Artistic Director of QPAC.
Haunting and poetic, Giselle tells the story of a peasant girl who falls in love with a prince, and the heartbreak and despair that follow. With a moving score by Adolphe Adam and choreography by the French master Marius Petipa, Giselle offers both the promise of young love and the tragedy of it slipping away, in one evening of stunning classical dance.
Don’t let the high costs of shows in Manhattan, plus the cost of parking your car; stop you from seeing quality entertainment. QPAC’s excellent location, diverse schedule of events, reasonable ticket prices, free parking, beautiful theatre, infrared listening devices and exceptional service make it an excellent choice for a memorable outing. Distinguished artists who have performed throughout the decades at QPAC include jazz legend Thelonius Monk; renowned dance choreographer Merce Cunningham; 60’s folksinger Judy Collins; and more recently Joan Rivers, Joel Grey, Robert Klein, Tommy Tune, Chita Rivera, Marvin Hamlisch, Mandy Patinkin, Dionne Warwick, Tony Orlando, Ben Vereen, Keith David, Mandy Patinkin, and Norm Lewis.