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FOOTWORKS YOUTH BALLET presents three full-length performances of the timeless classic ballet COPPÉLIA, where brilliant classical dance meets a delightfully comic narrative.
“We are excited to be bringing Coppélia to the Ventura Performing Arts Center this spring,” says Artistic Director Kirsten Oakley. “One of the few comedic ballets in the classical ballet repertoire, Coppélia is the perfect story ballet for all audiences.”
The three-act ballet tells the lighthearted story of how Franz, a village boy engaged to Swanhilda, becomes infatuated with a life-like doll created by the eccentric inventor, Dr. Coppelius. Hilarity ensues over love and mistaken identity.
With its tuneful and romantic music, Coppélia stands alongside such classics as Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and Nutcracker as the best-loved and most enduring ballets of all time. A delightful performance of ballet fun for families and children of all ages, The New York Times callsCoppélia “one of the happiest ballets in existence.
** Show times: 2pm/7pm Saturday June 1, or 2pm Sunday June 2 **