Coppélia

Scottish Ballet
  • Talks / Special Events
  • Dance
The search for reality in an artificial world, reinvented for the digital age.

What happens when you fall in love with a machine? How can we compete with the perfection of the unreal? What if the technology we create, and obsess over, takes on a life of its own?

What does it mean to be human in a world of artificial intelligence?

Scottish Ballet will test the boundaries of dance, theatre and film in this distinctive new adaptation of the classic ballet, blending location and real-time filming with projection and live performance.

This innovative new production will be choreographed and directed by UK-based duo Morgann Runacre-Temple and Jessica Wright. Building on their previous work for Scottish Ballet (Tremble, The Secret Theatre), Jess and Morgs will explore our relationship with reality through their playful use of the camera, creating a unique experience for a live theatre audience.

The original Delibes score will be referenced and reimagined as part of a new composition by Mikael Karlsson and Michael P. Atkinson, performed live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra.

Coppélia has been commissioned by the Edinburgh International Festival and will have its world premiere in 2022, followed by a national tour.


Fri 7 Oct: Stay on after the performance to join members of our artistic team and dancers for a free 20 minute Q&A session. This session will be BSL Interpreted.

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