Sketch for the Two of Spades for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
Costume Design by Bob Crowley. Artists of the Ballet in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Photo by Bruce Zinger.
“The hurrier I go, the behinder I get.”
The National Ballet of Canada opens the 2012/13 season with Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, this Saturday, November 10.
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Jillian Vanstone and Aleksandar Antonijevic in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
The Mayhem of the Pig and Pepper scene shot from the wings.
Photo by Sian Richards.
Christopher Wheeldon includes some clever ballet references in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
For example in Act III, the Queen of Hearts dances a hilarious spoof of the Rose Adagio from The Sleeping Beauty, although her cavaliers are far less willing! The Rose Adagio is considered one of the greatest challenges in classical ballet as the ballerina has to perform heart stopping balances en pointe.Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is only onstage for six more performances http://bit.ly/MPldVw.
Heather Ogden and Jonathan Renna in The Sleeping Beauty. Photo by Bruce Zinger. Greta Hodgkinson and McGee Maddox in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.