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Coppelia

Thursday 18th Apr 2024, Corn Exchange Auditorium

Full Price £28.25 / Concessions Price £26.25 / Under-18s £24.25 / Schools £16

  • A woman against a black backdrop, has her hands wrapped in ribbon against her face. Her makeup is dark around the eyes with red lipstick.

See Coppelia as you’ve never seen her before!

Following sold-out performances in London, KVN Dance Company returns with Kevan Allen’s magical reimaging of the beloved classical ballet, Coppelia.

This retelling explores eccentric toy maker Dr Coppelius’ intent behind creating a life-size clockwork doll, Coppelia and the impact this has on his relationship with the community of villagers and on Swanhilda’s relationship with her fiancé, Franz.

Fusing classical ballet with contemporary dance and hip-hop, Coppelia features the full classical Delibes score imaginatively remixed by Rickard Berg and nominated for the Critics’ Circle National Dance Award for Outstanding Creative Contribution.

KVN Dance Company was founded in 2017 by renowned director and choreographer Kevan Allen, who has created work on stages around the world for a range of creatives including Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sir Trevor Nunn and Kylie Minogue.

The Company aims to bring a diverse mix of choreographic styles and dance forms together to create original and inspiring works that cross all genres of dance and introduce Kevan’s eclectic and innovative style to new audiences.

Image Credit: Coppelia © Hettie Pearson

  • “Visually stunning like a surrealist sculpture garden, Wendy Oliver's costume design is show-stealing.”
    London Theatre 1
  • “… this clever reimagining, remains true to the ballet’s spirit whilst creating something new and appealing.”
    Dancing Times
  • “a BEAUTIFUL blend of dance languages. Kevan Allen has created something beyond ballet and birthed something breath-taking.”
    A Younger Theatre

Duration: 2 hours (including interval)

Age guide: 6+

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