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George Balanchine’s “Coppélia,” a comedy-within-a-ballet based on the 1870 French original by choreographer Arthur Saint-Léon, has become a Seattle favorite. Seattle Times fashion and ballet critic Moira Macdonald walks us through some of its elegant ensembles.


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Pacific Northwest Ballet, April 15-24 at McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle; $30-$187 (206-441-2424 or