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Ballet Arizona Coppélia
October 29, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - November 1, 2015 @ 10:00 pm UTC+0
Ballet Arizona is proud to announce that the 2015-2016 season will open with the highly anticipated classic, Coppélia. This comic ballet remains an all-time favorite of many and Ballet Arizona is pleased to present this legendary work for the first time since 2007. Coppélia tells the story of an eccentric toymaker and a life-sized doll on his balcony that catches the eye of Franz, a young man from the local village. Not realizing this beautiful young woman is not real, Franz becomes infatuated with the gorgeous doll. His fiancée Swanhilde takes matters into her own hands by dressing up as the doll to show Franz his foolishness and bring him back to reality.
Mistaken identity and confusion surround the young couple in love and make this a uniquely hilarious performance. Set to the music of Leo Delibes, this enchanting show provides a fun way for everyone, young and old, to get a taste of the ballet. Ballet Arizona will give six performances of Coppélia from October 29 to November 1 at Symphony Hall in downtown Phoenix. This tale of life-sized dolls comes to life in colorful costumes, making this a perfect complement to Halloween weekend festivities. Patrons of all ages are encouraged to attend in costume.
In order to give first-time patrons the opportunity to “sample” the ballet risk-free, Ballet Arizona is offering special seats with a money-back guarantee. New patrons who purchase a Sample Seat can request a full refund if they didn’t enjoy the performance for any reason. A limited number of Sample Seats, offered at $35, are available for the 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. performances on October 31. This offer is limited to four tickets per patrons and only available to individuals who have never attended a Ballet Arizona performance.
Standard ticket prices start at $15. Discounts are offered for seniors, college students, military, patrons age 18-29 and groups. Tickets may be purchased by calling 602-381-1096 or by visiting balletaz.org.
Ballet Arizona, in its 30th season, is dedicated to preserving and celebrating classical dance while creating new and innovative works. Under the artistic direction of internationally acclaimed choreographer Ib Andersen – a former Principal Dancer with The New York City Ballet and The Royal Danish Ballet – Ballet Arizona follows his lead to the future of dance in Arizona. The School of Ballet Arizona, under the direction of Carlos Valcárcel, promotes access to the art form of ballet through dance education, with a focus on excellence in the form, directing each student to a life-long love of dance. Following this vision, Ballet Arizona connects to more than 25,000 children and families every year through its free and low cost outreach programs. For additional information about Ballet Arizona please visit balletaz.org.