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Westminster Academy Trust

Douay Martyrs Year 7 & 8 Music Trip to see ‘Giselle’

On Thursday 12th January I was lucky enough to take 23 students to see Adolphe Adam’s ballet masterpiece ‘Giselle.’

'Giselle' is considered one of the great Romantic ballets and was first performed in Paris in 1841.The role of Giselle is one of the most sought-after in ballet. To win the role, a ballerina must have near perfect technique, outstanding grace, and great drama skills.

'Giselle' revolves around the themes of forest spirits, forces of nature, and death. The second act of the ballet, in which everyone is wearing white, is known as the "white act."

The students and I were mesmerised by both the dancing and music. It was a fabulous experience for students to see a live orchestra perform.

It was a real pleasure to lead the trip. Behaviour and attitude were excellent, as usual. So much so that five members of the public commented how dedicated they must be to their musical studies!

For more information about Music Department Activities, please contact Mrs C Dennis