Ballez reinvents the classical ballet canon with storytelling that champions the expression of queer, lesbian, transgender, and gender-nonconforming identities within ballet. Giselle of Loneliness, inspired by the tragic, romantic story-ballet Giselle, dives into themes of despair and madness. This reimagining of a classic tale reveals the experience of dancers tortured by ballet itself, and asks, “What parts of ourselves do we have to give up in order to belong in ballet, and how do audiences participate in this demand?”
The Joyce’s presentation of Ballez is a HARKNESS FIRST Joyce Theater debut, generously supported by The Harkness Foundation for Dance.
The Joyce’s presentation of Ballez is a HARKNESS FIRST Joyce Theater debut, generously supported by The Harkness Foundation for Dance. The Joyce’s Open Channels Project promoting diverse voices is generously supported by the Ford Foundation and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Giselle of Loneliness was created, in part, with the support of The Joyce’s Artist Residency Center, made possible by lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, and Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Live Music for Dance Sponsor: Jody and John Arnhold.
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