Shout Factory is bringing the inventive new ballet experience Coppelia to Blu-Ray and Digital on October 19, 2021. Starring ballet superstar/author/and inspirational activist, Michaela DePrince (Beyoncé’s Lemonade, First Position), Coppelia is a sumptuous cinematic experience combining animation and ballet. Coppelia will also be broadcast on PBS stations this fall. Great Performances: Coppelia premieres Friday, November 26 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS. The broadcast is part of #PBSForTheArts, a multiplatform campaign that celebrates the arts in America. Get more details below!
Synopsis: When everyone in town falls under the spell of the charismatic cosmetic surgeon Doctor Coppelius, feisty Swan must act to save her sweetheart Franz, before his heart is used to spark life into Coppelia — the “perfect” robot-woman Coppelius has created.
Starring ballet superstar/author/inspirational activist Michaela DePrince (Beyoncé’s Lemonade, First Position) and a stellar cast that includes international dance stars Daniel Camargo, Vito Mazzeo, Darcey Bussell, Irek Mukhamedov, Sasha Mukhamedov and Igone de Jongh, this visually opulent fairy tale boasts “a cutting-edge animation technique which places the dancers in a fantastical animated world […] it’s impossible not to be caught up in the beautiful fantasy of it all” (Nikki Baughan, Screen Daily).
- A Look Behind The Scenes With Star Michaela DePrince
- Interviews With The Cast And Filmmakers From Annecy International Animation Film Festival
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