Yellowstone Ballet Company Performance – Giselle
Yellowstone Ballet Company Artistic Director, Kathleen Rakela, says, “The role of Giselle is one of the most prized roles in ballet. To perform Giselle, a ballerina must have impeccable technique, outstanding grace, and great dramatic skills. Giselle is to a ballerina what portraying Hamlet is to an actor. The role puts huge demands on the ballerina, both as a dancer and as an actor. During the ballet, Giselle moves from innocent maiden in love, to a woman driven mad from the loss of that love, to an ethereal spirit in a world beyond death. It is a rare treat to have such a classic performed on the Wilson Auditorium stage in Bozeman, Montana with a dancer of the caliber of Mathilde Froustey.”
Besides winning gold at the Varna International Ballet Competition, the oldest and the most prestigious ballet competitions in the world, Mathilde has received numerous awards and international recognition including: an Isadora Duncan Dance Award for her performances of Giselle with Tiit Helimets during the San Francisco Ballet 2015 Repertory Season; a Danza & Danza’s best foreign dancer award in 2013; and the Ballet2000 dance prize in 2007.
She has also danced Giselle with Kremlin Ballet at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow, Russia, in September 2016 and performed at Paris Ballet in Hanoi, Vietnam; with Compañía Nacional de Danz in Madrid; at the International Ballet Gala XX in Dortmund, Germany; and in Paris Opera Ballet’s Don Quixote in Tokyo.
The French daily newspaper Le Figaro reported, "How can one overlook Mathilde Froustey, this charming and refined brunette, this stunning actress who dances like she breathes.”
“She lights up the stage,” says Helgi Tomasson, artistic director of the San Francisco Ballet. “What I love about her dancing is her joy. She feels music, and as an audience member, you connect with her.”
Tickets are on sale at Eckroth Music in Bozeman and online at www.yellowstoneballet.info. Tickets are $25, $38, $52, and $75 and will be available at the door for an additional $2.
Cost: $25, $38, $52, $75
Age: All Ages