Turmoil and confusion because of a dancing doll
Swanilda and Franz are engaged. But she doubts his fidelity when he pursues the mysterious Coppélia. By chance, Swanilda discovers that the superhumanly beautiful Coppélia is just a doll and devises a plan to win Franz's heart back. The ballet classic is based on E. T. A. Hoffmann's eerie tale 'The Sandman'. Here, however, the chilling motif of the living doll is set in an ideal world. Edward Clug combines both moods in his modern dance evening and complements the cheerful original music by Léo Delibes with new compositions by Milko Lazar. The luxury interior by successful industrial designer Nika Zupanc creates a seductively playful atmosphere around Coppélia on stage. This is how Clug approaches the uncanny and fantastic through the magic of beauty.
Contributors and additional information:
- Musical direction - Thomas Herzog
, Georg Köhler
- Choreography - Edward Clug
- Stage - Marko Japelj
, Nika Zupanc
- Costumes - Leo Kulaš
- Music arrangement - Milko Lazar
- Lighting design - Tomaž Premzl
- Dramaturgy - Sarah Brusis
- Ballet Theater Basel
- Basel Symphony Orchestra
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