Peninsula School of Performing Arts, under the direction of Tita Boulger, is pleased to present the full-length ballet Coppelia, a love story in three acts. This beloved ballet is regarded as dance’s great comedy, with music by Leo Delibes. The ballet combines the romance between Swanilda and Franz with the story of the doll maker Dr. Coppelius, whose greatest desire is to create a doll with a soul. Franz promptly falls in love with Coppelia, whom he thinks is alive, but eventually recognizes she is just a doll and he returns to Swanilda. In Act III everyone reconciles and celebrates their marriage with the final grand divertissements.
Guest Artists Evan Swenson and Brent Shavelle will dance the role of Franz and Dr. Coppelius will be portrayed by guest artist, Dwain Roque. Swanilda will be danced by Karen Nakagawa, Mary Sweetnam and Emma Mertens. And all other roles will be danced by students of PSPA.
Each evening will begin with 30 minutes of performances by PSPA’s youngest dancers, and variations by Youth America Grand Prix finalists and semi-finalists.