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?

We 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 Morgann Runacre-Temple and Jessica Wright. Building on their previous work for Scottish Ballet (Tremble, The Secret Theatre), Jess and 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.

Running time: The performance lasts approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes (no interval).

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We're delighted that Coppélia was shortlisted for the 2021 FEDORA Ballet Prize. The FEDORA Platform showcases and supports excellence and renewal in the field of opera and ballet, with a mission to increase accessibility and reach out to a wider audience.


Credits

  • Direction & ChoreographyMorgann
    Runacre-Temple
    &
    Jessica
    Wright
  • Dramaturgy & Written TextJeff
    James
  • MusicLéo
    Delibes,
    Mikael
    Karlsson,
    Michael
    P
    Atkinson
  • Set & LightingBengt
    Gomér
  • Projection & VideoWill
    Duke
  • CostumesAnnemarie
    Woods
  • Associate Projection & VideoHayley
    Egan

We warmly acknowledge and thank the patrons who have generously supported Coppélia through our Five in Five Campaign

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