Beloved classical ballet Coppélia is reimagined for the digital age in Scottish Ballet's new production exploring the search for reality in an artificial world.
Scottish Ballet test the boundaries of dance, theatre and film in this distinctive new version of the classic ballet, blending location and real-time filming with projection and live performance in a world premiere.
What does it mean to be human in a world of artificial intelligence? What happens when you fall in love with a machine? How can we compete with the perfection of the unreal? What if the technology we create, and obsess over, takes on a life of its own?
This innovative new production will be choreographed and directed by UK-based duo Jess and Morgs. Building on their previous shows for Scottish Ballet (Tremble, The Secret Theatre), Jess and Morgs will explore our relationship with reality through their playful use of the camera, creating a unique experience for a live theatre audience. The original Delibes score will be referenced and reimagined as part of a new composition by Mikael Karlsson and Michael P. Atkinson, performed live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra.
A touch tour for this production is available before the 2.30pm performance on 16 August.
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The Guardian on Scottish Ballet’s The Crucible (2019)
Léan Scully EIF Fund
Nominee of the FEDORA – VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Prize for Ballet 2021.Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union
Morgann Runacre-Temple and Jessica Wright Direction & Choreography
Jeff James Dramaturgy and Written Text
Léo Delibes, Mikael Karlsson and Michael P. Atkinson Music
Bengt Gomér Set and Lighting Designer
Will Duke Projection and Video Designer
Annemarie Woods Costume Designer