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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.


We're delighted that Coppélia has been 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.


  • Directed & Choreographed byJess
  • MusicLéo
  • Set & LightingBengt
  • Projection & VideoWill
  • CostumesAnnemarie
  • Dramaturgy and Written TextJeff

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