Hong Kong Ballet
ALICE (in wonderland)
SEPTIME WEBER, artistic director with VIRGINIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Pre-concert conversation with Septime Weber one hour prior to each performance
“The staging is ingenious, the score is evocative and accessible, and the choreography sparkles. Quite extraordinary--and fun!"
-Asian Review of Books
“A tour de force…a pop-art dream, a feat of fevered imagination. The work is skillfully geared to children, although adult tastes are not ignored on the menu of visual splendor.”
-The Washington Post
“An incredibly creative spectacle, pure and simple, repeatedly bringing the audience to delighted laughter.”
-Washington City Paper
Get ready for a wild ride down the rabbit hole! When choreographer and director Septime Webre joined the Hong Kong Ballet in 2017, after 17 years at The Washington Ballet, he brought with him a fierce energy, boundless imagination, and a pocketful of inspired ballets including his brilliantly conceived staging of Alice in Wonderland. Based on the Lewis Carroll classic, the ballet features eye-popping costumes by Liz Vandal of Cirque du Soleil, vivid stagecraft, and the phenomenal dancing of this internationally acclaimed ballet company. Look for a delightfully loony Mad Hatter, a villainous Red Queen, airborne antics of Tweedledum and Tweedledee, and all your favorite characters brought to vivacious life. You’ve never seen Alice like this before!
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