Herci Marsden and The State Ballet of Rhode Island Celebrate
Their Diamond Jubilee Anniversary Season
On April 3rd and 4th, 2020 Artistic director Herci Marsden and The State Ballet of Rhode Island present “Giselle”, the most famous romantic ballet of the 18th century. This timeless love story takes place at the historic Park Theatre in Cranston, RI.
“Giselle tells the haunting tale of a young country maiden who is deceived by a nobleman in disguise which sends her delicate mind into madness and leads to her tragic death. This story of love, deception, betrayal and forgiveness has stood the test of time and remains one of the most technically demanding and emotional dramas of classical ballet.” (Written by Sir Anton Dolin)
The late Sir Anton Dolin staged “Giselle” for The State Ballet of Rhode Island in 1964 with affection for The Marsden Family and with admiration for the work that had been accomplished to date. It premiered in Rhode Island in 1964. At that time, the leading roles of Giselle and Albrecht were performed by the company’s founding prima ballerina Herci Marsden and premiere danseur Myles Marsden along with Anton Dolin, a British dancer, director and choreographer, as Hilarion.