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12/28/2012 1:08:00 PM
Coppelia: Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema
Renowned Moscow production debuts on big screen at Fisher Theatre
A doll come to life, love triangles, illusions, doubles – the story of Coppelia is just as intriguing and fanciful today as it was in 1870.
A doll come to life, love triangles, illusions, doubles – the story of Coppelia is just as intriguing and fanciful today as it was in 1870.
The Sedona International Film Festival presents Ballet in Cinema on Monday, Jan. 7 when it hosts the big screen premiere of “Coppelia” from the famed Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow.
The Sedona International Film Festival presents Ballet in Cinema on Monday, Jan. 7 when it hosts the big screen premiere of “Coppelia” from the famed Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow.

The Sedona International Film Festival presents Ballet in Cinema on Monday, Jan. 7 when it hosts the big screen premiere of "Coppelia" from the famed Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow. There will be one show at 4 p.m. at the festival's Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

A doll comes to life, love triangles, illusions, doubles - the story of Coppelia is just as intriguing and fanciful today as it was in 1870! From the Bolshoi Ballet; Original choreography by Marius Petipa recreated by Sergei Vikharev. Starring Viacheslav Lopatin and Natalia Osipova.

Serge Diaghilev famously described Coppélia as "the most adorable ballet in the world, a unique pearl in the history of dancing." Unlike most classical ballets, Coppélia is a comedy. It was designed to be charming, tender and sweet at a time when political tensions were high and signs of impending revolution filled the streets of Paris. Composer Leo Delibes, always in line with the pulse of the times, eschewed theatrical trends of irony and mockery and instead gave Parisians a ninety minute escape into a zone of total cultural peace and social stability. Coppélia was the first ballet to incorporate folk dances into the choreography and while in 1870 this might have implied a sense of futility and doom, what endures in today's production is its carefree quality of lightness and romance.

In its present form, Coppélia is a unique example of a unified Paris-St. Petersburg choreographic style. Although Arthur Saint-Léon notated his original version of Coppélia in 1870, contemporary productions are based on Marius Petipa's 1884 restaging, which included many changes and additions. The result of this is a ballet that merges the complementary strengths of both choreographers.

Saint-Léon was brilliant when it came to solo variations and small ensembles, in which he demonstrated both French elegance and the French sense of measure. Petipa, on the other hand, embodied the grand style of St. Petersburg - perfect form and full-blown corps de ballet compositions. Even more importantly for Coppélia, Saint-Léon was prone to theatrical playfulness while the usually cautious Petipa always strove for pure form and strict lines. The inherent tension in these two choreographers' styles distinguishes Coppélia within the Classical canon as a ballet that is as charmingly playful as it is choreographically well conceived.

"Coppelia" will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on one day only: Monday, Jan. 7 at 4 p.m.

Tickets are $15, or $12.50 for Film Festival members. Tickets are available in advance at the Sedona International Film Festival office or by calling 282-1177.

Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.


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