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Grand Kyiv Ballet’s “Giselle” at the Opry House

Ukranian principal dancers living in the U.S. due to the Russian invasion of their homeland perform this haunting ballet on Sunday.

“Giselle”
Grand Kyiv Ballet
Sunday, March 24 at 4 p.m.
Opry House
600 Opry Mills Drive, Nashville
Tickets: $31 – $81

The Grand Kyiv Ballet performs “Giselle” at the Opry House on Sunday, March 24. The one-performance only provides a unique opportunity to see principal Ukranian ballet artists perform.

About the Grand Kyiv Ballet’s “Giselle”

A young peasant girl (Giselle) and a nobleman in disguise fall in love. But when the nobleman’s true identity is revealed to his rival, Hilarion, Giselle goes mad and dies of heartbreak. After her death, Giselle is brought forth by the sisterhood of the Wilis (ghosts of unmarried women who died after betrayal by their lovers). Together they take revenge by dancing the men to death. But what will happen to Giselle?

The Grand Kyiv Ballet

The Grand Kyiv Ballet was founded in 2014 by Oleksandr Stoianov who was with the National Ballet of Ukraine at the time. The ballet is an independent touring ballet company made up of Ukrainian ballet dancers temporarily working out of the International Ballet Academy in Bellevue, Washington while in refuge from the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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