The Maple Youth Ballet proudly presents
Coppelia, A Timeless Romantic Comedy
Saturday, March 29 at 2pm
Sunday, March 30 at 2pm
Irvine's Northwood High School Performing Arts Theatre
Music by Leo Delibes
Choreography by Charles Maple
Sets & Costumes by Jenny Tomich
Be intrigued by a doll who comes to life — or does she?
Enter the fanciful world of Coppelia, ballet's timeless tale of obsession and true love tested by an eccentric toymaker, Dr. Coppelius. But things may not be what they seem when quarreling lovebirds encounter the clever creations of the mysterious Dr. Coppelius whose greatest desire is to create a doll with a soul.
Featuring original choreography by Artistic Director Charles Maple, Coppelia is Maple Youth Ballet's full-length, romantic comedy ballet that transports audience members to a 19th century fairytale village, featuring sumptuous sets and opulent costumes by award-winning designer Jenny Tomich.
This whimsical storybook ballet is a perfect family fare that all ages will enjoy. Watch as this unique Orange County experience unfolds, showcasing exceptional & talented dancers from across the Southland!
Running Time: About 90 minutes long.
Additional Audience Treat!
Coppelia Ballet Workshop For Young Audiences
Pili Doheny, Assist. Director, Maple Conservatory's Pre-Ballet Program
Children ages 4-8 are invited to free, fun-filled, on-stage ballet workshop led by Pili Doheny, Assistant Director of Maple Conservatory's Pre-Ballet Program. This 20-minute workshop will be held immediately following each performance. Ms. Doheny will lead the children through ballet stretches and teach a dance from our Coppelia production! Dancers from our Coppelia performance will also be there in costume to sign autographs and pose for photos with the children.
The Maple Youth Ballet, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides dancers with training and performance opportunities to bridge the gap between student and professional dancers, while offering Orange County professional-quality performances at affordable prices.
From our humble beginnings seven years ago, the Maple Youth Ballet has already become one of Southern California's most vibrant and accomplished pre-professional ballet companies. The Maple Conservatory of Dance is the official school of the Maple Youth Ballet.
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