Follow Alice down the rabbit hole Sunday December 3rd at 1:00pm at the Kenwood Theatre in Christopher Wheeldon's exuberant ballet, inspired by Lewis Carroll's much-loved classic book!
The Ballerinas from Le Jeune Dance Aacademy will be on site at 12:30 in their Nutcracker costumes for a meet and great with guests!
Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland burst onto the stage in 2011 in an explosion of colour, stage magic and inventive, sophisticated choreography. Joby Talbot’s score combines contemporary soundworlds with sweeping melodies that gesture to ballet scores of the 19th century. Bob Crowley’s wildly imaginative, eye-popping designs draw on everything from puppetry to projections to make Wonderland wonderfully real. Alice encounters a cast of extraordinary and instantly recognizable characters, from
the highly strung Queen of Hearts – who performs a hilarious send-up of The Sleeping Beauty's famous Rose Adage – to a playingcard
corps de ballet, a sinuous caterpillar and a tap-dancing Mad Hatter. But the ballet does not avoid the darker undercurrents of Lewis Carroll’s story: a nightmarish kitchen, an eerily disembodied Cheshire Cat and the unhinged tea party are all here in vivid detail.
The delicious result shows The Royal Ballet at its best, bringing together world-class dance with enchanting family entertainment.
APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME:
2 HOURS 50 MINUTES, INCLUDING
Tickets are $15
Seniors, Students and Critics Club members $12