Excelling in the art of dance requires patience, swan-like grace, and a pair of feet strong enough to squeeze two lumps of coal until milk comes out. Behold as ballerinas massage coal teats into dance buckets with today's Groupon: for $10, you get one ticket to the Carolina Ballet’s production of Coppelia on Friday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m., at the Township Auditorium (a $20.50 value for adults, $10.50 value for students). Each Groupon gets you one seat in one of two seating areas based on availability: rows A–E in the first balcony and rows A–D in the orchestra.
The Carolina Ballet brings to life the sentimental comic ballet Coppelia, with original choreography by Arthur Saint-Léon and music by Léo Delibes. Based on E.T.A. Hoffman's tale "The Sandman," the 140-year-old ballet tells the story a village girl who pretends to take the place of Coppelia, a life-size dancing toy doll, in order to win back the bewitched heart of her true love and favorite corn-dog vendor.
Founded in 1988, the Carolina Ballet strives to create high-quality performance opportunities for dancers in pre-professional programs. The three-act evening features company member Mallory Jones in the lead role of Swanilda, with guest artist Keith Mearns as the mysterious toy maker and amateur epidemiologist, Dr. Coppelius, and Eric Beckham as Franz. Curl up for an elegant evening with this 19th-century treasure, and reel off your retinue of post-show moves, from parking-lot pirouettes to foursquare fouetté jetés.
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