Dancers impress with captivating choreography

lsjs Sussex Express ENTS, March 8, 2013
lsjs Sussex Express ENTS, March 8, 2013

Coppélia comes to the Theatre Royal, Brighton on Friday, March 15, at 7.45pm.

The ballet will be performed by The Russian State Ballet and Orchestra of Siberia.

Every toy has a story, especially in this charming comedy of errors, a witty combination of antics and abracadabra set in a doll maker’s workshop.

This lighthearted tale of mistaken identity and confused lovers follows mischievous Swanilda, her impetuous suitor Franz and the eccentric toymaker Dr Coppelius as they are brought to life by sparkling choreography and the animated score of Delibes.

Coppélia is perfect for first-time ballet goers, families and everyone in between.

The Russian State Ballet and Orchestra of Siberia will also perform Swan Lake on Saturday, March 16, at 2.30pm and 7.45pm.

The greatest romantic ballet of all time is brought to life by Tchaikovsky’s haunting and unforgettable score.

From the impressive splendour of the Palace ballroom to the moonlit lake where swans glide in perfect formation, this compelling tale of tragic romance has it all.

From Odile, the temptress in black tulle as she seduces the Prince by spinning with captivating precision to the spellbound purity of the swan queen, Odette as she flutters with emotional intensity, the dual role of Odette/Odile is one of ballet’s most unmissable technical challenges. 

Tickets: £13.50 - £32.50.

Call 0844 871 7650 or visit www.atgtickets.com/brighton.