What does it mean to be human in a world of artificial intelligence?
This thrilling new version of the ballet, which tells the story of Silicon Valley’s hottest new inventor Dr Coppélius and his latest AI creation ‘Coppélia’, is choreographed and directed by UK-based duo Morgann Runacre-Temple and Jessica Wright (known as Jess and Morgs), building on their previous award-wining film works for Scottish Ballet, Tremble and The Secret Theatre.
Expect Jess and Morgs’ trademark humour, with sharp, witty solos, beautiful pas de deux and exhilarating full ensemble scenes paired with cinematic live projections. The original Delibes score is reimagined as part of an extraordinary new composition by Mikael Karlsson and Michael P Atkinson, performed live with vigour by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra.
Breaking down the boundaries of dance, theatre and film, this pioneering new adaptation will warp audiences’ sense of reality, leaving them wondering what is real and what is artificial, as they are lured into Dr Coppelius’ world of robots and clones.
Edinburgh Festival 2022
Direction & Choreography Morgann Runacre-Temple & Jessica Wright
Dramaturgy and Written Text Jeff James
Music Mikael Karlsson, Michael P Atkinson, Léo Delibes
Set and Lighting Bengt Gomer
Projection and Video Will Duke
Costumes Annemarie Woods
Associate Projection and Video Hayley Egan
Art Direction Sami Fendall
Production Photographs Andy Ross
‘Darkly thrilling...this intelligent reimagining throws the 19th century ballet
into the digital age, powered by a cast full of infectious energy’