Miss Natasha had a wonderful half term treat at the cinema watching the Royal Ballet’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland back in October.
The performance was streamed live from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in cinemas all over the world. It was an amazing experience being at the cinema watching The Royal Ballet yet I felt like I was sitting in the audience at the Royal Opera House! You got to see so many close-ups on the dancers, their expressions and fantastic costumes plus the amazing patterns within the choreography from the wide shots. Even better than sitting at the stalls in the Opera House!
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was commissioned in 2011. It was choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, music by Joby Talbot and designed by Bob Crowley.
The three act ballet is full of colour and big characters combined with beautiful music and choreography.
The ballet includes characters from the Lewis Carroll book such as the White Rabbit but some of the characters are made larger than life! The Cheshire cat is made up of an amazing puppet and the incredible caterpillar has dancers in sparkly point shoes. The Mad Hatter dances in tap shoes which not something you would always associate with classical ballet however, it brings a wonderful modern twist to the ballet. The costumes, scenery and props throughout the ballet are truly out of this world! A must see for all ages!
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is the beginning of the 2017/18 live cinema season with the following ballets to follow:
The Winter’s Tale – Wednesday 28th February 2018
Manon – Thursday 3rd May 2018
Swan Lake – Tuesday 12th June 2018
For more details and information on cinemas please visit here
Being able to watch incredible ballets at the cinema is a truly brilliant experience and opens up the wonderful world of ballet to everyone! If you can make any of the dates, I couldn’t recommend them enough!
Miss Natasha x