The National Ballet of Canada's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
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Featured review from Goldstar MemberRed Velvet
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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 positively. The costumes (and most especially the colors) were wonderful.
But you go to the Ballet for Music and Dance -- and I am pleased to say that I both were wonderful.. In my dotage (I am 67) I have less and less patience with mediocrity. I more and more tend to leave a performance after the second -- or the first -- intermission. I stayed FOR THE WHOLE THING -- and was very glad I did.
DO GO, I think you will enjoy.
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“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.
About the Ticket Supplier: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, located on 17 acres overlooking the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., is America’s living memorial to President Kennedy as well as the nation’s busiest arts facility, presenting more than 2,000 performances each year. The Center is home to seven theaters: the Concert Hall, the Opera House, the Eisenhower Theater, the Family Theater, the Terrace Theater, the Theater Lab, and the Terrace Gallery. In addition, as part of the Kennedy Center’s Performing Arts for Everyone outreach program, free performances take place each evening at 6 p.m. on the Millennium Stage. In addition to offering annual series of the National Symphony Orchestra, Washington National Opera, theater, ballet, dance, chamber music, jazz, and performances for young audiences, the Kennedy Center presents festivals celebrating the arts and culture of countries and regions around the world.