Classic ballet Coppelia returns to Kerikeri

More than 100 dancers aged 3 to 70-plus are performing Coppelia, a full-length ballet by the Northern Dance Academy, at the Turner Centre in Kerikeri this week. Set in a Polish village it tells the story of a sorcerer who invents a doll so life-like it threatens to steal the heart of a village lad, but the plan is undone by the cunning of his real-life sweetheart. The final shows are at 11am and 6.30pm on Saturday and 2pm on Sunday. Photos by Peter de Graaf.