Monday 21 October 2019

Comic ballet coming to Wexford

By Esther Hayden

Ballet lovers will be pirouetting to the National Opera House on November 29 at 7pm to see Ballet Ireland's production of Coppelia.

This innovative new version of the 1870 classic created by Morgann Runacre-Temple and librettist Stella Feehily, offers a very distinct and engaging twist on this comic ballet.

Setting the much-loved story in the 1950s at a County Fair and drawing inspiration from sources as wacky and diverse as Tim Burton's Mars Attacks and X Factor, choreographer Morgann Runacre-Temple with writer Stella Feehily have created a witty and pertinent ballet inspired by the very modern predilection and all consuming obsession with youthful perfection.

Franz and his fiancée Hildy are curious about the beautiful girl, Coppélia. Jealous of Franz's infatuation with Coppélia, Hildy begins to suspect things are not all that they seem. She and her friends decide to follow the perfect starlet home, eventually arriving at Dr Copplius laboratories. Inside, they stumble upon a magical and strange world, uncovering secrets that will change them forever.

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