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Giselle is represented by two different ballet companies in different eras by different choreographers The romantic version was danced by the Australian Ballet and choreographed by Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot It was choreographed and set in the early 1800s but performed in 1841 then later rechoreographed by Marius Petipa The modern contemporary version of Giselle was choreographed by Matt Eks in the 1980s however set in the 1920s and danced by the Cullberg Ballet In this version the storyline slightly differed from the romantic version and gave the male dancers a more prominent role In both versions the movement and non-movement components differ to create a varied storyline This assessment item involves comparing the similarities and differences of important aspects in both versions These aspects will be discussed in the following order costumes props sets and lights music number of dancers storyline dancers and movements In the romantic version the main character Giselle wears a brown bodice with cream puffy sleeves a lemon yellow knee length gauze skirt white ballet stockings and white point shoes For the contemporary version she is clothed in a pink gauze skirt fitted purple skivvy length white tights a black beret with a blue flower and bare feet In regards to the style of clothing her costumes in both versions are very similar with a difference in colour and the absence of shoes in the contemporary Albrecht who is royalty but in love with the peasant girl Giselle is dressed in a long-sleeved white dress shirt with baggy sleeves and brown doublet full-length brown tights and black light leather shoes for the romantic version In the contemporary Albrecht wears a long sleeved white dress shirt with cream full-length pants a brown vest and once again light leather shoes Again the difference is mainly in the colour and the fact that a vest is worn in the contemporary version Bathilde the woman who Albrecht is engaged to wears an
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