Text COPPÉLIA: secondary school resource

TLF ID M020557

The Australian Ballet's EduHub provides a range of resources about ballet including information on their productions. This magical tale romps along to Delibes’ score. Swanhilda and Franz are in love…until Dr Coppelius’ haughty daughter appears. All is not what it seems and Swanilda must rescue Franz from the magician’s sinister doll-filled lair. Revived by The Australian Ballet’s founding Artistic Director Peggy van Praagh and Theatre Director George Ogilvie, it is dressed by designer Kristian Fredrikson. Resources include articles, photographs and videos on topics from pre-production (page) to performance (stage) including: a synopsis of the story and the character list; choreography; the music; set, costume and lighting design; as well as a behind the scenes section which provides background articles that examine the importance of historical context and costuming in this interpretation by The Australian Ballet. A downloadable teacher resource kit collates all the information and provides additional creative response tasks for students.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a highly value resource to support the Responding strand of the dance curriculum for secondary students. The resource is particularly relevant to content descriptions relating understanding and analysing the roles and viewpoints of choreographers, designers and dancers in a contemporary production.
  • The creative tasks in the teacher resource kit provides valuable support to the Responding and Making  strands of the dance curriculum.
  • The video interviews provide insights into how individuals interpret a classic work including modelling the terminology specific to this form of dance.
Year level

7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12

Learning area
  • The Arts
  • Dance

Other details

  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: The Australian Ballet
  • Organization: The Australian Ballet
  • URL: www.australianballet.com.au
  • Publisher
  • Name: The Australian Ballet
  • Organization: The Australian Ballet
  • Description: Publisher
  • URL: www.australianballet.com.au
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
Access profile
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Learning Resource Type
  • Text
  • Video
  • © 2016 The Australian Ballet. This material may be used in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Australia (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 AU) licence http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-ncnd/ 3.0/au/.