Jose Carlos Martinez’s Giselle opens in Ljubljana

Giselle, sometimes referred to as the Queen of Romantic Ballet, will premiere at Ljubljana's Cankarjev Dom on 12 January in a co-production with the national opera and ballet company that has been choreographed by Jose Carlos Martinez, the new director of ballet at the Paris Opera.

The Spanish choreographer has added a contemporary touch to the classic love story. Speaking to reporters in Ljubljana earlier this month, Martinez said the idea was to give the story new dynamics to better reflect today's sensibility.

Martinez choreographed the ballet in Zagreb last year but the...

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