Directed by Jayme Shimooka

Studio Dansuís Coppelia production is a full-length comedic ballet adapted from Arthur Saint-Leonís original. This ballet premiered at the Paris Opera in France in 1870. Coppelia was crafted during the Romantic era of ballet, and was the first to include folk dances and comedy within a classical ballet.

Our production is set in a small village in Poland in the 1800s where a girl named Coppelia sits on her balcony all day reading and never speaking to anyone. A young man named Franz falls deeply in love with her, even though he is already engaged to another. His fiance, Swanhilda, sees Franz throwing kisses at Coppelia one day, and soon learns that Coppelia is actually a doll that belongs to Doctor Coppelius, the mad scientist. She decides to impersonate the doll, in order to win back the love of Franz. Chaos and hilarity ensues, but all is soon forgiven. The village celebrates with several festive dances.

Produced by Studio Dansu at Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street, Madison

Performances: September 14-15, 2019

Performance Times:
September 14th-15th, 2019

Ticket Prices: $14 for adults and $8 for children

Call 608-258-4141 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Auditions are open to all community dancers from any school affiliation and at all skill levels. Our goal is for this to be a community wide event with many different studios being represented.

Audition Date: June 1st, 2019
Location: Studio Dansu, 2470 Ski Lane, Madison, WI 53713
Audition Fee: $5 per person
Performance Fee: $50 per person

Doors Open 9:00 a.m.

*Please arrive about 30 minutes prior to your scheduled audition time for registration. Doors to the studio will close promptly at scheduled start time.

9:30-10:00 am - ages 6-8
10:00-10:45 am - ages 9-11
11:00-11:45 am - ages 12+ (non-pointe)
12:00-12:30 am - ages 12+ (pointe, also needs to attend the non-pointe audition)

Rehearsals begin Saturday, June 22nd, 2019. Rehearsals are held on Saturdays and Sundays based on performer availability. There will be evening rehearsals at the Overture Center during production week on Friday, September 13th, 2019.