Dance Theatre of Harlem

DTH On Demand: Creole Giselle

Creole Giselle  – *viewing will be available until 11:59pm on Friday, June 19th

Creole Giselle, the acclaimed DTH classic which premiered in 1984 at the London Coliseum in London, England, was reconceived by Arthur Mitchell and staged by Frederic Franklin, based on the original by Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot. At the culmination of the week’s activities, viewers were able to enjoy the full ballet of Creole Giselle that was filmed for a television broadcast in Aarhus, Denmark, in September of 1987. Thank you for gathering with us in celebration of Creole Giselle!

Wednesday, June 3rd
Inside Creole Giselle

Watch a conversation with original cast members Lorraine Graves, Augustus van Heerden, and Theara Ward on their experience filming Creole Giselle in Denmark in August 1987 in Aarhus, Denmark. Watch the video here.

Thursday, June 4th
Giselle Jeopardy

Thank you for gathering with us for the Creole Giselle Jeopardy style game powered by Factile, hosted by DTH Company Artist, Lindsey Donnell on Zoom. If you would like to test your knowledge of Creole Giselle by playing with family and friends, please click the here.

Friday, June 5th 
What’s the Step”
Dance with DTH Company Artist, Stephanie Rae Williams, as she teaches Giselle’s first act variation. Watch the replay on our Instagram(IGTV).

Becoming Giselle”
Thank you for joining us for our Instagram LIVE  “Becoming Giselle” conversation with two of our beloved Giselles, Artistic Director Virginia Johnson and former Principal Ballerina and Ballet Master Kellye Saunders!

Saturday, June 6th
Online Premiere of Creole Giselle at 8pm
Watch the full-length version of Creole Giselle on our YouTube and Facebook channels with our host, DTH Artistic Director Virginia Johnson. The ballet will be available for viewing until 11:59pm on Friday, June 19th.

If you are unable to view the video on our social media channels, please watch it here.