Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
This all-time psychedelic classic invites ballet-lovers of all ages into the heart of wonderland
At a garden party, Alice is surprised to see her parents’ good friend Lewis Carroll transforms into a white rabbit. Alice follows the long-eared friend of the family, falls into a rabbit hole and ends up in Wonderland. She embarks on a journey full of strange personalities, mystical undercurrents and marvellous anarchy.
British choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, who originally created Alice in Wonderland for the Royal Ballet in London in 2011, is a master of inventive storytelling and is in many ways akin to Lewis Carroll himself. Alice in Wonderland is a wild extravaganza with entertaining music by Joby Talbot and gorgeously loony set design by Bob Crowley. Award-winning Wheeldon has previously staged The Sleeping Beauty for the Royal Danish Ballet.
When published in 1865, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll revolutionised children’s literature. With its anarchy, dark humour and runaway political incorrectness, the story has been adapted to the screen a number of times, including Walt Disney’s animated version from 1951 and Tim Burton’s wild rendition from 2010 starring Johnny Depp.
The Royal Danish Theatre wishes to thank Annie & Otto Johs. Detlefs’ Fonde – OJD whose generous special funding has enabled the staging of Alice in Wonderland.
Alice in Wonderland is a co-production with the Royal Swedish Ballet in Stockholm.
Koreografi: Christopher Wheeldon
Musik: Joby Talbot, orkestreret af Christopher Austin og Joby Talbot
Scenografi og kostumer: Bob Crowley
Libretto: Nicholas Wright, efter Lewis Carrolls Alice i eventyrland
Lysdesign: Natasha Katz
Projektionsdesign: Jon Driscoll og Gemma Carrington for Cinelumina
Iscenesættelse: Jacquelin Barrett, Lindsay Fischer, Jason Fowler, Jonathan Howells og Anna Trevien
Dirigent: David Briskin