Dada Masilo – Giselle
4 October - 2 November

Press Reviews

The Upcoming

★★★★★ “Dada Masilo’s reinterpretation of Giselle breathes new life into the classic, creating an exciting work that is socially relevant, politically up to date, and theatrically innovative.”


★★★★★ “Stunning reimagining.”

The Times

★★★★ “Poverty fights a losing battle against privilege. Against this backdrop, her reading of the tragedy is more real and disturbing than any I have seen.”

Financial Times

★★★★ “Dada Masilo’s take on Gautier’s original 1841 ballet libretto is a powerful retelling of the sorry tale of a girl whose ghost returns to face the man who broke her heart.”

The Observer

★★★★ “Vigorous and emotional.”

Dance Tabs

★★★★ “Masilo and company unpack this famous story of a wronged woman, establishing a refreshingly black, South African and feminist perspective.”

Quays Life

★★★★ “Dada Masilo brings her unique interpretation of Giselle to the Lowry as part of a UK tour organised by Dance Consortium, a group committed to showcasing the best international dance from across the globe.”


★★★★ “A rare quality of spell-binding intensity.”

Critical Dance

‘A marvel of intelligence and dance craftsmanship. Stunningly conceived and executed.’

Dance Magazine

‘Exhilarating. Bold, brazen, unapologetic and absolutely enrapturing.’