Coppélia tells the enchanting tale of Dr Coppélius, the toymaker who has created the lifelike Coppélia doll, and wishes for nothing more than to bring her to life. In the small village of Galicia, the beautiful Coppélia doll causes confusion and jealousy between the young couple Franz and Swanilda; their relationship is tested on the eve of their wedding day at the Harvest Festival.
Our energetic Coppélia workshops take students on a journey exploring the enchanting world of Dr Coppélius, the mysterious goings-on inside his toy shop and the issues of envy, anger and the allure of beauty. Tailored to different key stages, this fun, practical dance session provides opportunities to thread stories and characters from the ballet into other curriculum areas including Music, English, and the Humanities. All workshops introduce basic ballet principles, whilst promoting team work and building creativity.
“One Year Six boy (not someone who I would have said would have been a ballet enthusiast) said ‘I wish we could do this every week!’” John Barlow, Head Teacher, Monkton Park Primary School
Coppélia: Schools’ Performances
Enhance your students’ workshop experience with a theatre trip to watch English National Ballet’s charming Coppélia. Challenge your students to spot movements learnt in their creative dance session, familiarise again with Leo Delibes’ mesmerising music, and above all discover and enjoy the world of ballet.
All workshop bookers receive 11 free tickets for an English National Ballet matinee performance. This will be arranged with you at the time of booking. Subsequent ticket prices are listed below. One free staff ticket is provided for every 10 students.
Southampton Mayflower Theatre, Thursday 16 October 2014, 14.00 (£6)
New Theatre, Oxford, Thursday 30 October 2014, 14.00 (£9)
Bristol Hippodrome, Thursday 6 November 2014, 14.00 (£9)
How can I book a Coppélia workshop?
Simply download the Enquiry Form (243.0 KB) [.doc] and email to , or call the Engagement team on 020 7581 1245 to discuss your options.