A Look Back at Building Louisville’s Own Coppélia

Louisville Ballet opens the 2022/2023 Season of Transcendence with our own Coppélia, October-6-8 at the Brown Theatre. Purchase tickets and find out more here.

This reimagined Coppélia takes place in 1917, just before the U.S. enters WWI, and is set in Louisville’s Germantown neighborhood with choreography, costumes, and sets created just for this production. Artistic Director Robert Curran choreographed (after Arthur Saint-Léon, Marius Petipa and Dame Ninette De Valois), former Louisville Ballet Costume Master Dan Fedie designed and oversaw the costume build, and Louisville-based visual artist Jacob Heustis was commissioned to design the sets. This was Jacob’s first scenic design.

This version of Coppélia was first premiered In October 2015, and this short film by KERTIS Creative beautifully captured the artistic inspiration, collaboration, and work of creating this Louisville Ballet production, just before the curtain came up for the first time.