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Ballet Coppelia coming to Meydenbauer Center

MK ballet will present the classical ballet Coppelia on Oct 2-3 at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue.

Coppelia is a romantic comedy originally written and performed at the Paris Opera in the late 1800s. Dr. Coppelious is an eccentric doll maker in a small European village. He makes a beautiful doll he names Coppelia and places her on a balcony for the village to see. Drama ensues since the town believes the doll to be a real person attracting the interest of a young village boy Franz.

Swanilda, Franz’s girlfriend, becomes jealous, the town is curious, Dr. Coppelious protects his creation as his natural daughter hoping she comes to life, and the story unfolds as an entertaining and complex script.

Accompanying Artisitic Director Michiko Black's students are three professional male dancers performing key lead roles: Oleg Gorboulev  is a soloist for  The Pacific Northwest Ballet and will be dancing the main male role of Franz; Sylvain and Danny are professional dancers with Spectrum Dance Theater and are dancing the roles of Village Boys.

Black is a ballet master trained in Tokyo. She is a former Ballet National Champion of Japan and a soloist in the Tokyo Ballet.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for seniors and  students 18 or younger. Contact 425 442 3226 or visit www.mkballet.com for ticket information.

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