Giselle by Mats Ek
One of the most vivid events of the X International Mariinsky Ballet Festival was the performance by the Ballet de l’Opera de Lyons. Under the direction of Yorgos Loukos the company performed the ballet Giselle, created by choreographer Mats Ek in 1982. Apropos, in 2009 Ek returned to Lyons to make some “masterstrokes” to improve the work. At the same time, this ballet became part of the cultural programme of the Year of Russia in France and France in Russia 2010. Why this ballet?