ballet explained: coppélia // movita beaucoup

Amid the wedding preparations in the town square, an irate Doctor Coppélius arrives to denounce the union and heap some serious scorn upon the couple to be married. He tells the townsfolk that Franz and Swanilda ridiculed him and destroyed his life’s work. He demands justice and restitution.

ballet explained: coppélia // movita beaucoup

Dismayed at having caused such upset, Swanilda offers Doctor Coppélius her dowry. However, the burgomaster steps in and insists that Swanilda should not be punished for her misdeeds. (WHAT THE HELL?) The burgomaster gives Doctor Coppélius a bag of gold and sends him away.

ballet explained: coppélia // movita beaucoup

With Doctor Coppélius (AKA The Party Pooper) gone, the festivities begin. Franz and Swanilda are married, and the village rejoices because there is a massive pool running on how long the nuptials will last. Everyone dances late into the evening, and not a single person remembers to thank the burgomaster for the new bell.

ballet explained: coppélia // movita beaucoup

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  1. the incurable dreamer April 9, 2017 at 2:32 pm #

    Love it! The bird and the butterfly…so subtle and totally awesome!

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