Kids Commute - Coppelia Week! Monday

Sep 24, 2018

Happy villagers dance in a Mexico City production of this week's ballet, COPPELIA, by Léo Delibes.
Credit Poleth Rivas/ Secretaría de Cultura CDMX

Happy Monday, Kids Commuters! It’s story week on Kids Commute from Interlochen Public Radio. All week long we'll tell the story from the ballet Coppelia by French composer, Léo Delibes. It’s a bit of a mystery about the reclusive Dr. Coppelius, his strange daughter (Coppelia), and a curious young couple (Franz and Swanhilda).

The story starts in a village that is about to receive a bell. To celebrate, the mayor has offered a prize to a couple who gets married under the brand new bell. The town holds a happy celebration with lots of fun and dancing.

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Coppelia: Mazurka
ément Philibert Léo Delibes
Richard Bonynge/National Philharmonic Orchestra

Here's today's Kids Commute:

Here's a video of our Mazurka in action, danced by the Royal Ballet in the year 2000: