COPPÉL-i.A. by Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo

Choreographical performances of the ballet "COPPÉL-i.A." creation by Jean-Christophe Maillot and presented by Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo.Friday 27, Saturday 28, Monday 30, Tuesday 31 December, at 8 pm and Sunday 29 December, at 4 pm, Salle des Princes of the Grimaldi Forum Monaco

COPPÉL-i.A, the new ballet created by Jean-Christophe Maillot takes spectators on a journey into the near future.

Frantz and Swanhilda are in love and want to get married. But one day, a caravan driven by the mad scientist Coppélius rolls into their village. At the caravan's window, Franz sees a beautiful young woman. His heart leaps and he spends hours outside Coppélia's window. A jealous Swanhilda tries to learn more about her rival, and discovers that Coppélia is in fact merely a puppet created by the mad scientist. Swanilda does everything she can to bring the truth to light.

Inspired by the tale "The Sandman" by Hoffman, this ballet questions the meaning of love. Just as Frantz and Swanhilda begin to discover their erotic feelings, an artificial being enters their lives and throws their certainties into doubt. Is the ideal partner the flesh and blood person we have always known, or the abstract figure who makes us question our humanity?

Practical information

Ballet in two acts – 1 hour 50 minutes, including interval
Choreography: Jean-Christophe Maillot
Original score: Bertrand Maillot d’après Léo Delibes
Scenograpy, Costumes: Aimée Moreni
Lighting: Jean-Christophe Maillot and Samuel Thery
Dramatic composition: Jean-Christophe Maillot and Geoffroy Staquet
Dates and times:
Friday 27,  Saturday 28, Monday 30, Tuesday 31 December  and Monday 2, Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 January at 8 pm
Sunday 29 December and Sunday 5 January at 4 pm
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