My First Ballet: Coppélia Symbol Resources

English National Ballet and English National Ballet School are delighted to present the third instalment of the My First Ballet series, My First Ballet: Coppélia. This year sees an exciting partnership with The Cultural Institute, King’s College London, Widgit and Sign 2 Learn to make ballet more accessible to children with learning difficulties and disabilities.

A range of bespoke learning resources have been created using graphic symbols that can be used before, during and after performances of My First Ballet: Coppélia.

To download your My First Ballet: Coppélia PDF resources for FREE, visit www.ballet.org.uk/myfirst/coppelia

“I am tasked with transforming this joyful ballet so that it is engaging to the eyes of children as young as 3, introducing them to classical music, balletic mime and the magic of the theatre, while still giving them all the elements of a grown up ballet. So it is fantastic that with the addition of these resources and incorporating signs into the ballet we will make the performances even more accessible. I have a fantastic team of artists working with me on this project and we cannot wait to share this charming story with children across the country.” George Williamson

My First Ballet: Coppélia previews at Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury on 5 and 6 April , followed by a two week run at the Peacock Theatre, London from 8 April and then on tour nationally until 25 May 2014. For more information and to book tickets please go to www.ballet.org.uk/myfirst/coppelia

Generously supported by The Leverhulme Trust and The Cultural Institute, King’s College London.