- Celebrate Dia de los Muertos at Riverfront Museum Park campus Nov. 1
- Lee Hamilton: Some thoughts on governing
- Top of Illinois Veterans Stand Down Oct. 31 in Rockford
- CUB shares list of worst customer horror stories
- Park District receives Governor’s Sustainability Award
- Park District’s ‘Ties & Tennies’ fund-raiser Nov. 14; deadline Nov. 6
- Nov. 2 concert celebrates release of Jodi Beach’s sixth recording
- Healthy Halloween Party Nov. 1 at U of I College of Medicine at Rockford
- Three local NFL Flag Football teams head to regional competition
- ‘Hoo’ Haven hosts annual open house Nov. 2 in Durand
Rockford Dance Company stages Coppelia April 9 at Coronado
Rockford Dance Company (RDC) will perform the ballet Coppelia beginning at 4 p.m., Saturday, April 9, at Coronado Performing Arts Center.
A break from the sad, romantic ballets of the 19th century, Coppelia is one of the best-known comedy ballets, and the most often performed worldwide. The ballet brought instant fame to its musical composer, Leo Delibes.
The story centers on a beautiful mechanical doll, her creator, Coppelius (who is attempting to bring the doll to life), and a young man (Franz) who, thinking she is human, falls in love with her. Of course, Franz’s bride-to-be has something to say about this.
RDC will feature the talented sisters Bailey and Caitlin Glavan as Swanhilde (the bride-to-be) and Coppelia (the doll), respectively. A popular favorite from the Chicago dance scene, JP Tenuta, will dance the part of Franz. Randall Newsom, RDC alumnus now teaching at Ruth Page School of Dance in Chicago, will dance the role of Dr. Coppelius.
Tickets are $12-$39, and are available at the Coronado, 314 N. Main St., by calling (815) 968-0595 or visiting www.rockforddancecompany.com.
From the April 6-12, 2011 issue