Dance Works brings ballet 'Coppélia' to the stage

DANCE WORKS/Special to the Sentinel

Dance Works’ production of “Coppélia” will be performed Friday and Saturday, Jan. 14–15, at Robinson Theatre in Colorado Mesa University’s Moss Performing Arts Center. Shown here is dancer Imagyn Anthony.

When a doll is so lifelike and beautiful that it comes between a young man and the woman who loves him, something must be done.

So that young woman, Swanhilda, and her friends dance into action and discover a plot by an inventor to use a magic spell to transfer the soul of a living person into his lifelike, mechanical doll.

That is the basic plot of the ballet “Coppélia” that will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, and at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at Robinson Theatre in Colorado Mesa University’s Moss Performing Arts Center, 1221 N. 12th St.

“Coppélia” will be performed by dancers from Dance Works. Tickets cost $20 at the door.

For information about the ballet and Dance Works, go to facebook.com/danceworksgj and danceworksgj.com.