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POB's Coppelia live at the movies

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Patrice Bart's Coppelia will be beamed live to U.S. cinemas on Monday, March 28, at 19.30 Paris time, or 1:30 p.m. ET. The cast is scheduled to include Dorothée Gilbert as Swanilda, Mathias Heymann as Frantz, José Martinez as Coppelius and Fabrice Bourgeois as Spalanzani.

http://www.balletinc...s-opera-ballet/

http://www.operadepa...ON=SELECT_EVENT

Since the Ballet in Cinema site is so difficult to navigate, here are links to some of the relevant movie houses.

Big Cinema Manhattan: http://us.bigcinemas...as.asp?cid=1009

Carmike Cinemas: http://www.carmike.com/ballet.aspx

Laemelle Theatres: http://www.laemmle.c...ie.php?mid=6841

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For anyone who wants a taste of the ballet before the HD broadcast, here's a clip of Gilbert, Heymann and Yann Saiz being coached by Bart. Gilbert does the Scottish variation starting at 5:28.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4P52QJJKqAQ

Laura Cappelle does not seem very happy with Mr. Bart's version:

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/abcbc00e-54a6-11e0-b1ed-00144feab49a.html#axzz1Hbg8prat

"Everyone else [other than Coppelius] on stage seems in doubt about their dramatic purpose amid the frantic blur of steps"

-goro-

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Yes, it's universally panned in the French press and among POB-goers. Such a pity POB opted to revive this version of Coppélia rather than Lacotte's, which is charming.

I adore Gilbert and Heymann, but I'm going to sit this HD broadcast out and wait for the DVD so I can fast forward through the really awful parts!

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well as far as I'm concerned I much prefer Bart's version than Lacotte's one! I admit that some Frantz steps are a bit awkward but overall the ballet is rather interesting with a beautiful dancing role for Coppélius.

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