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February 2, 7:30 pm 9:30 pmFree
CAPITOL SEASON SHOW
Full Season package of all 12 shows = 20% discount
Half Season package of 6 shows = 10% discount
Half Season (6+ shows): $38
Full Season (All 12): $33.50
Coppélia is one of the world’s oldest surviving ballets and is the best known and most performed comedic ballet. It is a daring, bold and funny story that takes us into the mysterious mind of Dr. Coppélius, a lonely and disillusioned toy maker who wishes he could bring a perfect doll to life. CBJ’s contemporary retelling of the story will delight audience of all ages.
Dr. Coppélius creates Coppélia, a stunning, life-sized dancing doll. The story’s beauty and hilarity develop quickly as Nathanael, one of the local villagers, falls madly in love with the doll. His sweetheart Klara enacts revenge, and confusion and love are explored through her pretending to be Coppélia to punish Nathanael.
Choreographed by Bengt Jörgen and set to the original score by Leo Delibes, CBJ’s production of Coppélia originally premiered in 2001 and is an international co-production between Canada’s Ballet Jörgen and The Hong Kong Ballet.
Coppélia’s choreography will take advantage of the exceptional technical standards of the company’s current dancers. The production reflects our classical identity, and storytelling approach with humour, intimacy and dramatic intensity.
Coppélia is one of the company’s most popular family ballets.
“The entire Jörgen Company fills the stage with such exquisite life you are swept along for an entertaining ride.” – Gary Smith, The Hamilton Spectator
The Capitol Theatre
421 Victoria Street
Nelson, BC V1L 5R2
Phone: (250) 352-6363