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Queensland Ballet - Coppélia

Venue Playhouse, QPAC, Brisbane
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Dates From 24 Apr to 10 May 2014

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A beautiful, life-like doll and two bickering young lovers create comic chaos in this captivating ballet.

Jealous of her sweetheart Franz's interest in Doctor Coppélius's mysterious 'daughter', Swanilda sneaks into his house to confront her rival. But all is not as it seems - and when the doctor discovers Franz is another intruder, delightful mayhem follows.

Setting the much-loved story in the small South Australian town of Hahndorf in the late 19th century, choreographer Greg Horsman has created a touching and witty ballet, with endearing characters inspired by our own history. With its joyful dance and the charming music of Léo Delibes, Coppélia will enchant people of all ages.

Choreography Greg Horsman
Costume Designer Noelene Hill
Set Designer Hugh Coleman
Lighting Designer Jon Buswell

With the Camerata of St. John's
Conductor Andrew Mogrelia
Music Léo Delibes

STORYTELLERS IN THE FOYER
Before performances of Coppélia and The Nutcracker (excluding opening nights), storytellers will read the classic tale to children, so they enter the theatre full of expectation and excitement.  Storytelling will be outside of Door 1 from an hour prior
to the performances starting.

Audio described performances are available on the following date -

1.30pm, Sat 10 May 2014

View more Audio described performances here

Car park lift closure 22 April to 22 August 2014
Due to refurbishment, the lift from the Performing Arts Car Park will be closed from 22 April to 22 August. Access to the Cremorne Theatre is from ground level. Access to the Playhouse is via Russell Street. For further information call 136 246.

A co-production of Queensland Ballet and West Australian Ballet.

Q&A POST-PERFORMANCE Q&A
Tuesday 29 April, Tuesday 6 May & Wednesday 7 May
After selected performances at QPAC, a panel of creative artists and dancers discusses aspects of the ballet you’ve just seen.

PRE-PERFORMANCE CLASS
Saturday 26 April, 1.30pm and Saturday 10 May, 1.30pm
Patrons at select matinee performances at QPAC are welcome to watch our dancers take their daily warm-up class on stage.

STORYTELLER IN THE FOYER
Before performances of Coppélia (excluding opening night), storytellers will read these classic tales to children, so they enter the theatre full of expectation and excitement.

A Night of Joyous Enchantment
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7:22 AM - 27/04/2014
By Jennifer Robinson
What a delightful evening spent under the spell of Queensland Ballet's beautifully executed and enchanting "Coppelia'. As a patron who normally favours musical theatre on my regular visits to QPAC, and after having witnessed only two other ballet productions before, I was pleasantly surprised and thoroughly entertained by the calibre of the dancers and the witty storyline, The costumes and setting were beautiful - well suited to the era and location - and the manner in which the story was told - both in an overlaid film sequence and the skillful dance/acting - made it easy to understand the tale unfolding without the benefit of dialogue! (I told you I'm used to musical theatre!!) The music performed by a very talented orchestra was a wonderful accompaniment and made all the better by a lovely friend's daughter, Marielle, who was on the French Horn. And by pure coincidence, my next novel 'Broken Pieces' (written using my pen name Jennifer Larmar) actually contains a few chapters where my heroine is a cellist in the orchestra pit at QPAC! My earlier novels, Silken Images and Fractured Symphony already contain portions of QPAC's show history in fiction form! As you can see, music is in my blood. My visit was a last minute invitation to fill in for someone who couldn't attend so I wasn't at all sure what to expect. Thank you to everyone involved for a lovely night of entertainment, especially the exceptional dance troupe. Bravo!


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