The City of Lakeway Arts Committee is presenting excerpts from Coppelia, performed by Metamorphosis Dance, at the Lakeway Activity Center on Sun, April 16th at 4pm. This performance is FREE and open to the public.
Coppelia is one of the greatest comedic ballets of the 19th Century. It is the story of an eccentric inventor and the life-like doll he creates. His doll, Coppelia, is mistaken for a live human girl. The dancers perform the Wheat Ballad in which Swanhilda shakes the wheat to see if she can hear it, indicating that Franz loves her. Sadly, she does not hear the wheat and so she believes that Franz is in love with Coppelia.
Once the mystery of the life like doll is solved, there is a celebration of the wedding of Swanhilda and Franz where many villagers come together, along with the inventor, to celebrate their love.
Coppelia is suitable for all ages and loved by many. With music by famous composer, Léo Delibes, you will be entertained by the beautiful dancing and lively characters.
The excerpts that will be performed are:
Swanhilda waltz variation
Wheat Ballad Friends Dance
Dance of the Hours