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 brooks & company dance presents



An original, full-length work by frontier choreographer Joanna Brooks

Coppelia… the real story will be performed Friday, October 26, 2007 at 8:00p.m. and Saturday, October 27, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m., at the 14th Street Playhouse , located at 173 14th Street in Midtown Atlanta.  $25.00 General Admission and $15 Student/Senior tickets are available through the Woodruff Arts Center box office at (404) 733-4750 or online at www.woodruffcentertickets.org.

Coppelia… the real story is a modern reworking of the canonical ballet with music by Leo Delibes.  Set in an underground culture that erases gender, socio-economic, racial and sexual stereotypes, Coppelia… the real story develops the darker themes embedded in the original ballet that are typically made lighthearted and laughable.  "I want people to walk away from this performance and question the next billboard advertisement they see on the way home," said choreographer and Artistic Director Joanna Brooks.  "What is beneath the pretty picture?"

Mature themes/parental discretion advised.

Funding for this program is provided, in part, by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Fulton County Arts Council, Fulton County, Atlanta, GA.

brooks & company dance, an Atlanta-based modern dance company, creates choreographic work influenced by dance and cultural history, current political and social climates, and the pure joy of movement—often deconstructing the classical canon.  brooks & company's 2006 mainstage production of The Lottery, based on both Shirley Jackson's short story of the same title and The Rite of Spring by Stravinsky/Nijinsky, was awarded Creative Loafing's 2006 Best of Atlanta critic's pick for "Best Ballet… and Stoning."  The company also received Creative Loafing's 2007 Best of Atlanta reader's picks for both " Best Dance Company" and " Best Dance Performance" for Shorts II.  For more information, please visit www.brooksandcompanydance.com.
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