research paper (giselle ballet)

After a trip that I took to Russia with some students from Humes and Dr. Ewington over Spring Break, I decided to research and analyze the ballet Giselle. I analyzed the production recreated by Dance Theatre of Harlem in which the characters and setting were changed, noting the colorism still present even with an all-black cast, the sexism of the orthodox text, and more. It was one of the most fascinating topics I’ve ever researched and analyzed, and I hope you enjoy! Below is also an annotated source that I used heavily in my project.