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March 16, 2013 4:00PM  to  March 17, 2013 4:00PM

Beck Center Dance Education presents Coppélia

Beck Center Dance Education proudly presents the light-hearted comedic ballet, Coppelia, March 16 and 17, 2013 featuring the Beck Center Dance Workshop and select dancers. Performances are 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 16 and 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday, March 17 in the Recital Hall of the Music-Armory Building at Beck Center for the Arts.

Tickets are on sale now and seating is limited.

Coppelia tells the story of Doctor Coppelius, a slightly mad inventor who has made a life-size dancing doll named Coppelia. Franz, a village boy, sees Coppelia sitting on the doctor’s balcony and falls deeply in love with her, even though he is already betrothed to Swanhilda. When Swanhilda sees Franz throwing kisses at Coppelia she decides to find out more about the mysterious beauty. After Swanhilda discovers Coppelia is only a doll, she impersonates her, in order to win the love of Franz. Doctor Coppelius returns and chaos ensues. Set in a small European village hundreds of years ago, the ballet contains favorite European dances such as the mazurka, czardas and valse (waltz).

This condensed version of the classic comic ballet is suitable for audiences of all ages, including young children.

Beck Center’s production features a cast of 50 dancers from its Dance Education program and Dance Workshop, a performing company of select Beck Center dancers.

Saturday, March 16, 4 & 7pm
Sunday, March 17, 1 & 4pm
Recital Hall, Music-Armory Building

Tickets $10 children/ $12 adults; reserved seating.

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