Tue 27 Oct 2009
MK Ballet has been teaching students classical ballet in Western Washington since 1995. They moved to their beautiful new studio in the Issaquah Highlands in April 2008. They are proud to announce their Production of the classical ballet Coppelia, Oct 2nd and 3rd at the Meydenbauer Center. Coppelia is a romantic comedy origionally written and performed at the Paris Opera in the late 1800’s. 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.
Artisitic Director, Michiko Black has a unique vision for this production of Coppelia. She has choregraphed each ballerina’s role to challenge their individual abilities, empowering them to perform beyond their expectations. Accompanying her students of all ages, are three highly recognized 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 Boulet are professional dancers with Spectrum Dance Theater and are dancing the roles of Village Boys. Every costume is hand made by Michiko. Her elaborate and detailed designs are exquisite and complete this beautiful romantic comedy. Michiko is a Ballet master trained in Tokyo. She is
a former Ballet National Champion of Japan and a soloist in the Tokyo Ballet. She has also performed professionally as a screen and stage actress and is a former Mrs. Tokyo. Her troupe has been working hard for the past year preparing for this exciting performance. She and her students would like you to experience their enthralling version of Coppelia. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for seniors and students 18 or younger.
Please contact 425 442 3226 or visit www.mkballet.com for ticket information.