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Scottish Ballet Coppélia

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A man in black stands with legs apart, arms raised as he throws his head back. Behind him, a group of sixteen people, all in green and turquoise, form a semi-circle, their heads bowed, stepping forward in deep lunges with their palms extended, as if in tribute. A repeated slogan is projected across the back of the space: Welcome to NuLife.

In a jaw-dropping reworking of Coppélia, Silicon Valley’s hottest new inventor Dr Coppelius lures us into a world of robots and clones.


What does it mean to be human in a world of artificial intelligence?

Scottish Ballet presents its most ambitious production yet – a jaw-dropping, contemporary rework of Coppélia that took the Edinburgh International Festival by storm, wowing critics and audiences alike.

This thrilling new version of the ballet, which tells the story of Silicon Valley’s hottest new inventor Dr Coppelius and his latest AI creation ‘Coppélia’, is choreographed and directed by UK-based duo Morgann Runacre-Temple and Jessica Wright, building on their previous award-winning film works for Scottish Ballet, Tremble and The Secret Theatre.

Expect trademark humour, with sharp, witty solos, beautiful pas de deux and exhilarating full ensemble scenes paired with cinematic live projections. The original Delibes score is reimagined as part of an extraordinary new composition by Mikael Karlsson and Michael P Atkinson, performed live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra.

Breaking down the boundaries of dance, theatre and film, this pioneering new adaptation will warp audiences’ sense of reality, leaving them wondering what is real and what is artificial, as they are lured into Dr Coppelius’ world of robots and clones.

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[Image description] A man in black stands with legs apart, arms raised as he throws his head back. Behind him, a group of sixteen people, all in green and turquoise, form a semi-circle, their heads bowed, stepping forward in deep lunges with their palms extended, as if in tribute. A repeated slogan is projected across the back of the space: Welcome to NuLife.

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Thrilling… full of infectious energy
★★★★★ THE TELEGRAPH

A blistering, glossy blockbuster
★★★★★ THE LIST

Ambitious and punchy… a ground-breaking production
★★★★★ THE SCOTSMAN

A bold, provocative, truly trail-blazing production
★★★★★ THE HERALD

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