The Royal New Zealand Ballet brings "Giselle" to Southern California. Preview by Susan Reiter in The Los Angeles Times.
Their "Giselle" includes a good deal of the traditional, well-known choreography, particularly in the second act. But they did bring a fresh perspective, and deep familiarity with the lead character of Albrecht — the nobleman who toys with a village girl's affections, with deadly results. Their version is presented from the perspective of a much older Albrecht, seen at the start.