KVN Dance Company Presents Coppelia

KVN Dance Company Presents Coppelia

Following sold-out performances in 2021, KVN Dance Company makes a welcome return
with Kevan Allen’s magical reimagined version of the classical ballet Coppelia at Darlington
Hippodrome on Sunday 23 June as part of a 16 date UK tour.

Coppelia looks to honour the classical ballet while expanding on the story to make it relevant to
audiences today. This retelling explores the eccentric toy maker, Dr Coppelius’ intent behind creating a
life-size clockwork doll, Coppelia, and the impact this has on his relationship with the community of
villagers and on Swanhilda’s relationship with her fiancé, Franz.

Fusing classical ballet with contemporary dance and hip-hop, Coppelia features a cast of 12 dancers
who perform to the classical Delibes score imaginatively remixed by Rickard Berg and nominated for
the Critics’ Circle National Dance Award for Outstanding Creative Contribution. Berg has previously collaborated with artists including Mick Jagger, Mica Paris and Gavin Rossdale.

Coppelia also sees costumes and styling by Wendy Olver, whose credits include Sir Elton John,
Mulberry, and Harvey Nichols, with sets by West End designer Justin Williams and lighting by Olivier
Award-winner Mike Robertson.

KVN Dance Company was founded in 2017 by renowned director and choreographer Kevan Allen,
who has created work on stages around the world for a range of creatives including Lord Andrew Lloyd
Webber, Sir Trevor Nunn and Kylie Minogue.

The Company aims to bring a diverse mix of choreographic styles and dance forms together to create
original and inspiring works that cross all genres of dance and introduce Kevan’s eclectic and
innovative style to new audiences.

Artistic Director and Choreographer, Kevan Allen said: “I couldn’t be happier to see Coppelia return
to the stage next spring, following the wonderful success of the shows premiere in 2021. I adore the
movement and physicality of the body and want to develop dance experiences so people can witness
the vitality and power of the performers up close. I am extremely excited to introduce our version of
Coppelia to audiences up and down the country and for them to experience the joy of dance.”

Booking information

Website: www.darlingtonhippodrome.co.uk/whats-on/
Box office: 01325 405405 10am – 6pm
Opening times: 10am – 8pm counter

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