Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9 at Whitney Center for the Arts
Canada’s Ballet Jörgen and the Billings Symphony Orchestra present “Coppélia: A Comedy with Love” on Friday, March 8 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 9 at 2 p.m. in Kinnison Hall at Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased online at www.whitneyarts.org or at the Sheridan College Cashier’s Office during business hours.
Composer Léo Delibes’ Coppélia is one of the world’s oldest surviving ballets and is the best known and most performed comedic ballet. It is a daring, bold and funny story that takes the audience into the mysterious mind of Dr. Coppélius, a lonely and disillusioned toy maker who wishes he could bring a perfect doll to life. Ballet Jörgen’s contemporary retelling of the story is appropriate for all ages.
While in Sheridan, Ballet Jörgen will also work with local dancers and Sheridan College students. On March 7, they will offer a master class for Sheridan College students. Local dancers will have the opportunity to participate in rehearsals and auditions on March 6.
“These world-class performances of music and dance are not only exciting to watch but also generate exciting opportunities for our students and the Sheridan dance community,” said Dr. Eric Richards, interim director of Kinnison Hall. “Our dance instructor Stephanie Koltiska has done a wonderful job collaborating with Ballet Jörgen to create master classes, joint rehearsals and auditions to give our dance students and the community a one-of-a-kind experience.”
Choreographed by Bengt Jörgen and set to the original score by Léo Delibes, production of Coppélia originally premiered in 2001 and is an international co-production between Canada’s Ballet Jörgen and The Hong Kong Ballet.
For more information about this and upcoming events at Whitney Center for the Arts, go to www.whitneyarts.org or call 307-675-0360. Whitney Center for the Arts is located on the Sheridan College campus at 1 Whitney Way in Sheridan, Wyoming.