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Alices Adventures In Wonderland - From The Royal Ballet
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    Single Seats $15.00
Groups of 10 or more $12.50

Showing Sunday May 5, 2013 @ 2:00PM
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 @ 7:00PM

Performed live March 28, 2013

Those familiar with Lewis Carroll’s literary menagerie of colorful characters will enjoy the clarity with which Christopher Wheeldon portrays them in dance. The whole Company is drawn into the fun, dancing a myriad of quirky characters: a twitchy White Rabbit, a tap dancing Mad Hatter, a sinuous caterpillar and so many more. Alice and the Knave of Hearts, deftly danced by Lauren Cuthbertson and Federico Bonelli, are at the centre of the story, and in the role of The Queen of Hearts, Zenaida Yanowsky, is wittily captured with hilarious results. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a brilliantly imagined show and, with a magical score, ingeniously inventive designs and a wealth of theatrical effects, has something for everyone to treasure. Don’t miss what the Telegraph called “a dazzling affair.…intoxicating and exceptional…[Wheeldon] - along with everyone else involved in this mind-boggling production - should also take a bow.”

Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland arrived on the stage in 2011 with a burst of color, theatrical magic and inventive choreography. It was The Royal Ballet’s first full-length work since 1995 and was instantly acclaimed as a classic. Joby Talbot’s score combines sweeping melodies, which gesture to ballet scores of the 19th century, with contemporary effects. Bob Crowley’s wildly imaginative sets and costumes draw on puppetry, projections and masks to bring Wonderland to life. Alice encounters a cast of extraordinary characters down the rabbit hole: from the highly-strung Queen of Hearts, who performs a hilarious rendition of the famous Rose Adagio from The Sleeping Beauty; to dancing playing cards; a sinuous caterpillar and a tap-dancing Mad Hatter. There is a love narrative for Alice and the Knave of Hearts, and they dance a tender pas de deux at the close of Act II. But the ballet does not avoid the darker undercurrents of Lewis Carroll’s story – a nightmarish kitchen, an eerily disembodied Cheshire Cat and an unhinged tea party are all created in vivid detail.
Cast:
    Alice: Lauren Cuthbertson; Jack/The Knave of Hearts: Federico Bonelli; Lewis Carroll/The White Rabbit: Edward Watson
Run Time:
    170 Minutes with two Intermissions
Rating:
    NR
Director:
    Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon; Conductor: Dav
Distributor:
    Emerging Pictures
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