Saturday, June 11, 2011

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

During its run in London at the Royal Opera House, Christopher Wheeldon's version of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland performed by the Royal Ballet was a hit. The National Ballet of Canada recently brought this co-production to Canada and it has been playing to packed audiences since its opening. The reviews have been glowing on all accounts including this one in the Globe and Mail

A few months ago, I toured the National Ballet's costume facility and got a sneak peak at the costumes. Of course, I  bought my tickets without delay.

Wonderland Tutus in the Hallway at the National Ballet
Photo by Ingrid Mida 2011

Inside the hat department of the National Ballet

Photo by Ingrid Mida 2011
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is a captivating and lively balletic version of the famous story of Alice. The action is non-stop and although Wheeldon has taken liberties with the story, the entire show is enchanting. Not only are the dancers superb, but the production is filled with magical costumes and brilliant sets. It is my new favourite ballet. In fact, it is a ballet that I would say is worth sitting in the rafters to see. Get your tickets, if you can, at the National Ballet website

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