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The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
202-467-4600
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The National Ballet of Canada: "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
25 ratings
4.5 average rating
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183 events
122 reviews
33 stars
attended Jan 22 2013

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

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70 events
18 reviews
34 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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45 events
14 reviews
2 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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“A brilliantly theatrical, superbly designed extravaganza of color and costume, madcap action, and fluent dance” —_The New York Times _

Description

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.

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Performance Timing:* Act I – 45 min.; Intermission – 20 min.; Act II – 28 min.; Intermission – 20 min.; Act III – 43 min.

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