Encinitas Ballet invites local audiences to celebrate its 10th Anniversary with one of the most well-loved and most performed comedy ballets: Coppélia.
Professional dancers and local Encinitas Ballet youth stars present this colorful, charming and sentimental ballet tale on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 5 pm at the David H. Thomson Performing Arts Center -- La Costa Canyon High School, 1 Maverick Way Carlsbad, CA 92009.
Based on a story by E.T.A. Hoffman, this two-act ballet tells thelight-hearted tale of the mysterious Dr Coppélius who owns a beautiful life-sized doll, Coppélia. A village youth named Franz, betrothed to the fun-loving Swanilda becomes infatuated with Coppélia, not knowing that she is just a doll. The magic and fun begins when Coppélia springs to life!
World-renowned principal dancer and Gold Medalist from the National Ballet of Cuba, Daniel Sarabia, will perform the role of Franz. Sayat Asatryan, former principal ballet dancer with the Moscow Kremlin Ballet and Co–Artistic Director of Encinitas Ballet, will be celebrating the 29th season of his professional career by playing the role of Dr. Coppélius.
Encinitas Ballet’s 11-year-old rising star, Natasha Laguette, will perform the role of Swanilda. Laguette’s extraordinary turning and jumping ability coupled with her natural partnering skills can be compared to professional levels, and her harmony of movements and expression at such a young age make the production very special.
Dancing alongside the professional dancers, audiences will be charmed by an outstanding local troupe of Encinitas Ballet Academy students, aged 4-16, whose talents and passions for classical ballet collectively make a notable contribution to North County arts and future generations.
Today, Coppélia enjoys undiminished worldwide popularity in all its light-heartedness and humor. Probably one of the best- known and most performed comedy ballets, this latest staging by Co-Artistic Director Olga Tchekachova, features the originally choreographed work by Arthur Saint- Léon in Paris in 1870 and promises fun, laughter and enjoyment for all!
Encinitas Ballet is a 501© (3) not-for-pro?t organization specializing in classical ballet training. Established in 2008, by former professional dancers and renowned teachers and choreographers, Sayat Astryan and Olga Tchekachova, Encinitas Ballet maintains a reputation for creating and encouraging talented and accomplished classical ballet dancers of all ages and for providing our community with a repertoire of successful and captivating local productions.