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Alice Joins the Dance in Ballets Across America

The National Ballet of Canada
Aleksandar Antonijevic of the National Ballet of Canada

The National Ballet of Canada is on the move and they are taking Alice with them. Last weekend the company appeared at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles to perform Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon and scored by Joby Talbot. Ecstatic reviews suggest that the production was every bit as successful as the much-lauded North… [read full post]

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New L.A.-themed Retelling of Alice Serialized Online

A page from MirrorLAnd: A Fiction Project by Jenka Gurfinkel, MirrorLAndStory.com

Coming up from the “performance art subculture burgeoning in Downtown LA,” Jenka Gurfinkel is releasing a new Alice-inspired “fiction project” (formerly known as a ‘novel’) in serialized installments online, at mirrorlandstory.com. The first two chapters of “MirrorLAnd” have been posted, with aspirations of one day becoming a full graphic novel – which I believe involves… [read full post]

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“Curiouser and Curiouser” at the Nucleus Gallery, Alhambra CA

Next Saturday will be the opening night of “Curiouser and Curiouser: Inspired by ‘Alice in Wonderland,’” an exhibition of new artwork at the Nucleus Gallery in downtown Alhambra CA. In addition to work from a remarkably long list of exhibiting artists, opening night will feature a number of artifacts and stills from the impending Disney… [read full post]

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Camille Rose Garcia’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Camille Rose Garcia, an artist from L.A.’s lowbrow art movement, has illustrated Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Surely one of the most punk Alices to go underground, it was released on Groundhog Day, 2010. Below is a sketch posted on the blog Arrested Motion, but we look forward to seeing the finished product in beautiful hardcover,… [read full post]

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William Morris Society Calls for Papers

William Morris was a contemporary of Charles Dodgson, and a colleague in his fascination with medieval aesthetics in literature, art and design. The William Morris Society has recently issued two calls for papers, which Carrollians may find of interest: Useful & Beautiful: The Transatlantic Arts of William Morris and the Pre-RaphaelitesConference at the Univesity of… [read full post]

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Lou Bunin’s 1949 animated Alice in Wonderland showing in L.A. on Saturday

Cinefamily, a “movie lover” organization in L.A., will be showing Lou Bunin’s Alice in Wonderland at the Silent Movie Theatre, 611 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036. Two shows on Saturday, November 28th, at 5:00 & 7:30pm, for $12. Here’s the description & musical clip from their listing: Alice In Wonderland (1949)This ambitious, highly… [read full post]

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In Focus: Making a Scene

“In Focus: Making a Scene presents more than thirty tableaux, or staged photographs, from the J. Paul Getty Museum’s world-renowned photography collection, on view at the Getty Center (Los Angeles) from June 30–October 18, 2009. …Among the nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century selections are tableaux vivants, or living pictures, such as… Lewis Carroll’s Saint George and the… [read full post]

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More Toy Theatre

The Music Center of Los Angeles County presents the admission-free (but tickets still required) 2008 Toy Theatre Festival on June 14 and 15, 2008 at Walt Disney Concert Hall, with Alison Heimstead and Sibyl O’Malley’s Alice in Wonderland being performed eight times over the two days.

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