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Royal Ballet Invites ZooNation to Create Hip-Hop Tea Party for 2014 Holiday Season

London’s Royal Ballet will remount their acclaimed production of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland during the 2014 holiday season.  And in a clever cross-marketing move, the Ballet has also invited popular hip hop dance company ZooNation to present their own “hip” (and “hop,” presumably) version of the tale, The Mad Hatter’s T Party, in their smaller theatre downstairs… [read full post]

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More of The New Yorker’s photos of The Alice-in-Wonderland Follies

New York Theatre Ballet’s Alice-in-Wonderland Follies, photographed by the New Yorker’s Julieta Cervantes

You might have noticed the above photo in the The New Yorker Magazine, April 11th, as the large image starting the Goings On About Town section. The picture was taken by Julieta Cervantes, a shot from New York Theatre Ballet’s Alice-in-Wonderland Follies, which ran April 8-9 at Florence Gould Hall.  The New Yorker’s listing included… [read full post]

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The Royal Winnipeg Ballet in Wonderland

The Royal Winnipeg Ballet has just finished their premiere run of a new “Wonderland” choreographed by Shawn Hounsell at Winnipeg’s Centennial Concert Hall. It was there till March 13th, but it will now begin a worldwide tour of Canada, ending at Ottawa’s National Arts Centre, April 28th to 30th. Paula Citron’s dance review in The Globe… [read full post]

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Theater Review: 11th Hour Ensemble’s Alice

There’s a new theater piece called Alice, premiering tonight at the Theatre of Yugen, 2840 Mariposa Street in San Francisco (running September 9th through 19th), directed and “imagined” by Allison Combs. As a work of “movement theatre,” it’s about 60% interpretive dance and 40% dialogue, easily juggling different genres of theater with different types of… [read full post]

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At a theater near you…

On March 31, NCM Fathom and MarQe Entertainment Inc. announced a series of New York Theatre Ballet performances to be shown exclusively in select movie theaters nationwide beginning this August. Six performances of dynamic chamber ballet classics will be presented including The Alice in Wonderland Follies. Tickets will be available beginning Friday, July 10, at… [read full post]

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What more is there to say?

Shrug off the squareness of reality and fall into a swingin’ re-imagination of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale of nonsense and fantasy, come along with Alice as she discovers what wonders lie behind the velvet rope at Wonderland’s nightclub, The Looking Glass. An exploration of divergent art influences, “Through The Looking Glass: The Burlesque Alice In… [read full post]

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Updates

If you were unable to attend the Gwinnett Ballet Theatre’s Alice (http://lcsna.blogspot.com/2008/03/upcoming-events.html), you can view a stunning selection of photos from the production and from “behind-the-scenes” taken by Richard Calmes: www.pbase.com/rcalmes/alice_performances. And if you would like more information on the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum’s Alice exhibit (opening April 25), there is now a direct… [read full post]

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Pittsburgh and Colorado Springs, but not Sunderland

As mentioned in the last issue of the Knight Letter, the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre will be performing the ballet of Alice in Wonderland April 17 to 20. Originally created for the English National Ballet, the performance is danced to pieces by Tchaikovsky and includes illusions such as roses that change color and the Duchess’s “flying… [read full post]

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Upcoming Events

This weekend, March 8 and 9, the Gwinnett Ballet Theatre of Snellville, Georgia, performs a ballet of Alice with what look like wonderful costumes: www.gwinnettballet.org. On Saturday, March 15, the Leeds [U.K.] Centre for Victorian Studies, is holding the 19th Northern Victorian Studies Colloquium, on Victorian Ethics. In the section titled: Children and Literature: Zoe… [read full post]

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