Mime Guide

Download the Giselle Mime Guide (PDF)


The Making of Giselle Scenery

A time-lapse video showcasing Jerome Kaplan's brand new sets for Giselle.

Giselle Pantomime Translation

Nearly half of Giselle is made up of action and pantomime scenes. If you're curious about what the dancers are "saying", here are some subtitles.

PNB's Giselle imagery.

Featuring photos of the 2011 production by Angela Sterling.

PNB's Giselle—Albrecht Variation

Featuring principal dancer, Lucien Postlewaite as Albrecht in Act II of Giselle.

PNB's Giselle—On Being Giselle

Principal dancer Carla K├Ârbes talks about her experience in preparing for her first performance of Giselle in 2011.

PNB's Giselle—On Being Albrecht

Behind-the-scenes rehearsal footage and personal insight from principal dancer Karel Cruz in 2011.

PNB's Giselle—The Reconstruction

PNB re-staged Giselle in 2011, using newly-discovered manuscripts combined with the original notations from the 19th century.

PNB's Giselle—The Lost Scenes

PNB revived two scenes from the second act of Giselle that are often omitted in modern performances.

PNB—Giselle revisited (excerpts)

Excerpts from the 2011 Works & Process presentation at the Guggenheim: Giselle revisited. Full recording at

Photo Gallery

Watch online: Giselle "Works and Process"

On January 9 2011, the sold-out lecture-demonstration "Pacific Northwest Ballet—Giselle Revisited," a Works & Process program at the Guggenheim in New York City, was streamed live. In the program, PNB dancers performed excerpts from Peter Boal's new staging of Giselle (June 2011) and Boal discussed the production with dance scholars Doug Fullington and Marian Smith.
The 80-minute program is available for viewing online: Pacific Northwest Ballet—Giselle Revisited

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