THE COPPELIA PROJECT: A Clown Ballet in Three Acts
By Heidi Van+ Mindgames: a video installation by Susan Whitela
Esquina / 1000 W 25th
Tonight! February 23rd at 8pm
The Coppelia Project is a non verbal "clown ballet" created and directed by Kansas City based writer, director and performer Heidi Van. Based (loosely) on the ballet Coppelia, which is (even more loosely) based on a story by German Romantic writer ETA Hoffman called "The Sandman" ("Der Sandman"), The Coppelia Project debuted at the Kansas City Fringe Festival to rave reviews in the summer of 2008. It returns, in a new incarnation adapted specifically for la Esquina, including a site-specific video installation by Kansas City visual artist Susan White. In addition, this run at la Esquina features the premiere of a new, related work in progress, also conceived and directed by Heidi Van. The Coppelia Project features a revolving cast, including Talent Unlimited actor Ric Averill.
Performances of The Coppelia Project$10 at the door