The Russian National Ballet Theatre presents Giselle www.uncp.edu Tue., Apr. 1Starting at 8:00 pm - Ending at 10:00 pmOnlineWebsite - www.uncp.eduSend them an email - firstname.lastname@example.orgContactGivens Performing Arts CenterAddress1 University Road Pembroke NC 28372PhonePrimary - (910) 521-6287Théophile Gautier–influential French poet, author, critic and champion of the Romantic ballet–conceived Giselle in honor of ballerina Carlotta Grisi. The character is a sweet, innocent, beautiful young peasant girl with a great love for dancing, but is forbidden to dance by her mother in fear of Giselle's health for the girl has a weak heart. Giselle finds herself caught up in a love rectangle, which takes a tragic turn after she discovers that her lover 'Loys' is really Duke Albrecht in disguise and is engaged to another woman. Devastated, she goes mad and dies of a broken heart. But even after her death, Giselle's love is undiminished. Summoned from her grave to join the Wilis, Giselle refuses to take revenge on Albrecht and instead, protects him, defending him until dawn and saving his life. Giselle's love has transcended death.Admission: $25, $20* / $15 child or student $5 UNCP Student / $15 Faculty or Staff / $20 Alumni.