Teatro San Carlo
At the request of the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, in 2009 Giorgio Mancini revisited the classical ballet Coppelia. Giorgio Mancini’s choreography places the intrigue of the Hoffmann tale “The Sandman” in the world of dance as Coppelius takes on the role of the choreographer seeking to create the perfect dance.
Drawing inspiration from the “disturbing strangeness” that Freud saw in the tale, the creator’s intention is to have contradictory feelings exist side by side in a continuous interplay of attraction and rejection, of pleasure and pain.
To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the birth of the Barbie doll, the costumes take their inspiration from the 1960s.
Franz is in love with the dancing doll and incites the jealousy of his friend Swanilda with his obsessive attraction to the doll and her world. A surreal world in which Franz is increasingly unable to distinguish between the real and the unreal by which he is ultimately overwhelmed.
This ballet is available under licence. Contact us for more details.