Coppelia in person

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Critic's Pick Release Date: 2010-03-03

Perhaps the E.T.A. Hoffmann tales that gave rise to Coppélia also laid the groundwork for Blade Runner’s maudlin genetic architect, AI’s inconsolable boybot, Neil Gaiman’s Sandman, and Lars’s Bianca, but the comic ballet is even lighter in spirit than that other Hoffmann-inspired production, The Nutcracker. Meet the Ballet San Antonio dancers who will bring this 19th-century tale of mischief, mannequins, and mistaken identity to life — including Texas native Sarah Aujon, who portrays Swanhilde, the peasant girl who’s willing to be a total doll to win back her man. Free, 1-3pm Sat, Mar 6, On Main/Off Main, 120 W. Mistletoe, (210) 737-2323, onmainoffmain.com. And don’t forget to buy your tickets now for the March 20 & 21 performances at the Majestic: $12.25-$62.25, (210) 226-3333 or ticketmaster.com. — Elaine Wolff

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