A modern reinterpretation of COPPELIA by Edward Clug
Interview with choreographer Edward Clug in March 2023
Edward Clug is the artistic director the Slovenian National Theatre Maribor and a renown contemporary choreographer. “COPPELIA“ is a refreshed reinterpretation of the classic comedic ballet originally choreographed by Arthur Saint-Léon and first premiered in Paris in 1870. Edward Clug’s version of COPPELIA saw its world premiere on the 18th of March, 2023 at Theater Basel.
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Don’t miss COPPELIA – one of the most popular classical ballets. An ebullient comedy involving a feisty heroine, a boyish fiancee with a wandering eye, and an old dollmaker. COPPELIA is a true classic, performed by companies around the world and enjoyed by audiences for its abrasive and sardonic comedy. This most recent staging from the Bolshoi Ballet features Margarita Shrayner as the witty Swanilda, and Artem Ovcharenko as the love-sick Frantz as well as the company’s always-stunning corps de ballet in the famous “dance of the hours”.