Karen Kain, Artistic Director
Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland – EAST COAST PREMIERE!
Choreography by Christopher Wheeldon
Staged by Jacquelin Barrett
Original Music by Joby Talbot
Scenario by Nicholas Wright
Sets, Costume, and Properties Design by Bob Crowley
Lighting Design by Natasha Katz
Projection Design by Jon Driscoll and Gemma Carrington
Sound Design by Autograph
A co-production of The National Ballet of Canada and The Royal Ballet (UK)
"A brilliantly theatrical, superbly designed extravaganza of color and costume, madcap action, and fluent dance"
--The New York Times
The National Ballet of Canada returns to the Kennedy Center with an outrageous, eye-popping theatrical production of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland that is "certain to impress, delight, and amuse" (Toronto Sun). A co-production with London's Royal Ballet, the work was a smash hit on both sides of the Atlantic when it premiered in 2011, enthralling and astounding audiences show after show with its mind-boggling stagecraft, startling choreography, and perfectly nuanced blend of classical dance and sheer entertainment.
Lewis Carroll's perpetually winsome, subversive, cunning, and hilarious children's classic is given a glorious ballet treatment by British choreographer Christopher Wheeldon that is the very measure of the original, set to an energetic, riveting, original score by Joby Talbot. Bolstered by striking sets and costumes by Bob Crowley, Wheeldon revisits and brings to the stage many of the tale's beloved characters in brilliant choreographic arrangements that will undoubtedly create fresh impressions of these familiar faces.
Performance Timing: Act I - 45 min.; Intermission - 20 min.; Act II - 28 min.; Intermission - 20 min.; Act III - 43 min.
Alice & Jack/The Knave of Hearts
Jan. 18, 22, 25 eves & Jan. 27 mat: Jillian Vanstone, Naoya Ebe
Jan. 19 mat, Jan. 24 eve, Jan. 26 mat: Heather Ogden, McGee Maddox
Jan. 19, 23, 26 eves: Sonia Rodriguez, Guillaume Côté
Watch and Listen
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Trailer
Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
The Characters of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
The Music of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
The Sets and Costumes of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
The Kennedy Center’s Ballet Season is presented with the support of Elizabeth and Michael Kojaian.
Lead philanthropic support for The National Ballet of Canada’s production of
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is provided by an anonymous friend of The National Ballet
with additional support generously provided by The Catherine and Maxwell Meighen Foundation,
Richard M. Ivey, C.C., Rosamond Ivey, Robert and Judith Lawrie, and Wallace and Margaret McCain.
International Programming at the Kennedy Center is made possible through the generosity of the
Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts.
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