Canada’s Ballet Jörgen and the Billings Symphony Orchestra will present “Coppélia: A Comedy with Love” for two performances in Sheridan, Wyoming.
Performances will take place at Kinnison Hall, at Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College, 7 p.m. on Friday and 2 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $45 and are available at the Sheridan College cashier’s office during business hours and online at whitneyarts.org.
Composer Léo Delibes’ Coppélia is one of the world’s oldest surviving ballets and is the best-known and most performed comedic ballet. It’s a daring, bold and funny story that takes the audience into the mysterious mind of Dr. Coppélius, a lonely and disillusioned toymaker who wishes he could bring a perfect doll to life. Ballet Jörgen’s contemporary retelling of the story is appropriate for all ages.
According to a press release from Sheridan College, Ballet Jörgen will also work with local dancers and Sheridan College students while the troupe is in Sheridan. On Friday, Ballet Jörgen will offer a master class for Sheridan College students. Local dancers will have the opportunity to participate in rehearsals and auditions on Thursday.
Choreographed by Bengt Jörgen and set to the original score by Léo Delibes, production of "Coppélia" originally premiered in 2001 and is an international co-production between Canada’s Ballet Jörgen and The Hong Kong Ballet.
For more information, go to www.whitneyarts.org.