A deliciously dark comedy of mischief and mistaken identity, 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 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 have a new arrangement, 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.