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The National Ballet of Canada: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Reviews

The Kennedy Center - Opera House (Washington, DC)

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25 ratings
4.5 average rating
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85 reviews
25 stars
attended Jan 22 2013

A wonderful, magical synthesis of dance, music, costumes and stagecraft.

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18 reviews
10 stars
attended Jan 23 2013

First act started off slow. But I stayed with it --- and that proved a wise decison. The pas de deux in the second act (and actually another one in the third) were pure delight in every aspect. A lot of special affects are used --- most...continued

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14 reviews
31 stars
attended Jan 25 2013

The pluses, interesting and lavish production and score with live orchestra. The minuses, rather stilted dancing and generally overdone making it more than a bit laborious.

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14 reviews
1 stars
attended Jan 24 2013

The production built from the first act. I was interested in comparison to the Alice in Wonderland staged last year by the Washington Ballet.

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8 reviews
6 stars
attended Jan 25 2013

Fantastic! The staging is so good it distracts from the dancing, but upon concentration the dancing is fabulous. This was the best produced ballet I have ever attended.

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8 reviews
12 stars
attended Jan 25 2013

First rate in every way. A bit of a slow start that built up to a brilliant full force finale. Dancers were superb, music was divine.

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7 reviews
7 stars
attended Jan 22 2013

This ballet was wonderful. the choreography was exceptional, the costumes and set beautiful, and the music unusual and inspiring. It would be sad to miss this exceptional performance.

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3 reviews
2 stars
attended Jan 22 2013

The production as a whole was enjoyable and there were a lot of surprising visual effects. However, as much as the dancers were pretty good, I didn't think the choreography was exceptional.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Jan 25 2013

It was a delightful production, although I found the addition of a love interest to be a tiresome and unnecessary intrusion to the story. By the third act, the entire chorus had to mime being heart-warmed in an attempt to convince us, the...continued

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15 reviews
4 stars
attended Jan 22 2013

This is a terrific ballet for newcomers. The story is familiar, the music contemporary, the staging is fascinating and creative, costumes interesting, characters range from expected to great surprise, and the dancers very fine. If you don't like...continued

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9 reviews
0 stars
attended Jan 23 2013

It was such a wonderful, magical experience! I don't know what I was expecting but it wasn't this - if you are unsure about ballet or it's nevery really been your thing, this is a great way to experience it!

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5 reviews
1 stars
attended Jan 23 2013

Amazing!! As a big Alice in the wonderland fan I was surprised by the way they managed to create the wonderland... A must see!

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Jan 22 2013

Delightful performance of 'Alice!' The staging is incredibly creative and almost steals the show. Great way to introduce young people to ballet.

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3 reviews
3 stars
attended Jan 24 2013

It was great fun to see how they put this magical show on stage in a ballet. The staging and storyline is great, but it is not particularly balletic. However the third act is unbelievably fun and should not be missed.

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Jan 22 2013

The play was excellent.The lighting and visuals were OUTSTANDING. The only con was that with the 2 intermissions the play seemed to last a long time. Well worth it, though.

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3 reviews
2 stars
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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jan 24 2013

Creative staging, magical storytelling.

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1 review
3 stars
attended Jan 23 2013

Stunning sets, wonderful choreography, lots of fun!

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1 review
1 stars
attended Jan 22 2013

The sets and costumes were out outstanding. The dances were beautiful and fun, but this ballet is more about storytelling. The visual effects really worked as well. It was a visually stimulating experience.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Jan 24 2013

Very imaginative ballet, with a wonderful music score, that was written in parallel with the coreography.

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