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Coppelia

Venue: MK Gallery, CMK
Date: 10 Dec 2019
Times: 7.15 pm

The Royal Ballet’s festive classic Coppélia broadcast live to the MK Gallery Sky Room this December

Cinema goers at the MK Gallery Sky Room cinema can get their first festive fix this Christmas with a screening of The Royal Ballet’s Coppélia, broadcast live to the cinema on Tuesday 10 December at 7.15pm.

Charming and funny, Coppélia tells a story of love, mischief and mechanical dolls. A classic of The Royal Ballet’s repertory, the ballet was choreographed by the  founder of The Royal Ballet, Dame Ninette de Valois. Her choreography is technically complex and requires impeccable comic timing from the dancers.

Dr Coppélius appears to have a beautiful daughter – Coppélia. Franz becomes infatuated with her from seeing her sitting on the doctor’s balcony. Franz’s fiancée Swanilda is very upset. She and her friends break into the house and discover that Coppélia is one of several life-sized mechanical dolls made by the doctor. Dr Coppélius kidnaps Franz; he plans to make him into a human sacrifice and thus enable Coppélia to come to life. However, Swanilda manages to rescue Franz by making the mechanical dolls dance; she thus distracts Coppélius so that she and Franz can run away. Fortunately Dr Coppélius is not as villainous as he seems, and in the final act he makes peace with Swanilda and Franz, who are now free to celebrate their wedding.

Tickets: Adult £18. Child £10. Concessions available. Book at mkgallery.org

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