This is a German and Old Norse short form of names containing the name element “gisl” from the Ancient Germanic and Old High German “*gīslaz / gīsal”, meaning “pledge, hostage”. This family of names is however rare in use, in the exception of "Gisle", which instead is in common use. Gisle Hannemyr (born 1953) is an important researcher and lecturer at the Institute for Informatics, University of Oslo. Giselle (French: Giselle ou les Wilis) is a ballet in two acts with a libretto by Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Théophile Gautier, music by Adolphe Adam, and choreography by Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot. The ballet tells the story of a lovely peasant girl named Giselle who has a passion for dancing, and when she finds out that the man she loves is engaged to someone else she dies of a broken heart. Giselle was first presented by the Ballet du Théâtre de l'Académie Royale de Musique at the Salle Le Peletier in Paris, France, on 28 June 1841.
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