Giselle Act I (2018)

During the Fall 2018 semester, I staged excerpts from Giselle Act I on my Pointe & Partnering class at Swarthmore. Student conductor Shira Samuels-Shragg created a score reduction over the summer in collaboration with Andrew Hauzer, Lecturer in Music. (View the performance here.)

Lydia Roe (Dance Major ’20) and Zack Weiss (Dance Minor ’20) as Giselle and Albrecht. In addition to dance excerpts, this course focused on the potential of pantomime for storytelling. Photo: Sasha Fornari
Lydia Roe with ensemble. Photo: Sasha Fornari
Shira Samuels-Shragg conducts the Swarthmore College Lab Orchestra. Photo: Sasha Fornari