The Scottish Event Campus (SEC) features the SEC Centre– five interconnected exhibition and meeting spaces, the iconic 3,000 seat SEC Armadillo and our most recent addition, The SSE Hydro – a 13,000 capacity concert, sporting and special events arena. With its infinite flexibility, the campus has gone from strength to strength and, with planned expansion and development, will continue to position Glasgow on the world stage.
Designed by world-renowned architects Foster + Partners, the SEC Armadillo is a Glasgow landmark with a unique style and practical, comfortable facilities for up to 3,000.
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Ballet West are delighted to return to the SEC Armadillo with their brand-new production of Giselle ou Les Wilis.
Inspiration for the ballet, which was premiered in Paris 1841, came from two ghost stories – Victor Hugo’s poem Phantoms and Heinrich Heine’s On Germany. It has become the epitome of ballet romanticism and tells the story of a peasant girl named Giselle, who dies of a broken heart after discovering her lover is betrothed to another. The Wilis--a group of supernatural women who dance men to death--summon Giselle from her grave. They target her lover for death, but Giselle's great love frees him from their grasp.
Award-winning choreographer, Daniel F. Job, brings his unique style to this romantic ballet, sensitively adapting and adding to the original choreography of Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot. Giselle is a fascinating combination of exciting score, stunning classical dance and fiery drama.
The principal roles will be danced by Jonathan Barton, Natasha Watson and Uyu Hiromoto.