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SCOTTISH BALLET

Coppélia

  • 29 Sep–01 Oct 2022
  • His Majesty's Theatre

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Overview

Coppélia

The search for reality in an artificial world, reinvented for the digital age

What happens when you fall in love with a machine? How can we compete with the perfection of the unreal? What if the technology we create, and obsess over, takes on a life of its own?

What does it mean to be human in a world of artificial intelligence?

Scottish Ballet will test the boundaries of dance, theatre and film in this distinctive new adaptation of the classic ballet, blending location and real-time filming with projection and live performance.

This innovative new production will be choreographed and directed by UK-based duo Jess & Morgs. Building on their previous films for Scottish Ballet (Tremble, The Secret Theatre), Jess & Morgs will explore our relationship with reality through their playful use of the camera, creating a unique experience for a live theatre audience.

The original Delibes score will be referenced and reimagined as part of a new composition by Mikael Karlsson and Michael P. Atkinson, performed live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra.

Coppélia has been commissioned by the Edinburgh International Festival and will have its world premiere in 2022, followed by a national tour.

Hear from members of Scottish Ballet’s Artistic and Engagement teams in Talk Ballet – a fascinating half hour talk before you take your seat.

Stay on after the performance on Fri 30 Sep to join members of Scottish Ballet’s artistic team and dancers in the stalls for a free 20 minute Q&A session. This talk will be BSL interpreted.

Duration

1 hour and 20 minutes (no interval)

Price

£43.50 - £18.50