After sell-out seasons in 2017, Christopher Wheeldon’s madcap Alice’s Adventure’s in Wonderland© is coming to Brisbane in 2019.
Wheeldon translates the wit and charm of Lewis Carroll’s story into delightful dance, framed by extravagant sets, magnificent costumes and extraordinary music. Wonderland has never looked more magical thanks to this ingenious production's puppetry, projections and eye-bending illusions. Join Alice as she meets a twitchy White Rabbit, a tap-dancing Mad Hatter and a hot-tempered Queen of Hearts in this family-friendly adventure.
Experience breathtaking visuals from Tony Award-winning designer Bob Crowley and a colourful score by Joby Talbot, performed live by Queensland Symphony Orchestra. With all the scale and spectacle of Broadway, this ballet will transport you to into the depths of your imagination
This production was honoured with two awards at the 2018 Helpmann Awards for Best Ballet, and Principal Artist Ako Kondo received the Helpmann Award for Best Female Dancer in a Ballet, Dance or Physical Theatre Production for her unforgettable performance as Alice.
It’s time to fall down the rabbit hole – don’t be late for this very important date!
...one fantastical episode after another in a heady rush of color and movement.
The New York Times
Vast sets and clever illusions create spectacular effects.Leanne Stojmenov. Photography Daniel Boud
The tyrannical Queen of Hearts is one of the ballet’s funniest characters.Amy Harris. Photography Daniel Boud
The White Rabbit is initially surprised to find his stowaway, but ends up taking Alice on a fantastical voyage.Ako Kondo and Adam Bull. Photography Daniel Boud
As in Carroll’s book, the Cheshire Cat appears and disappears in the most peculiar way … helped out by some wizard puppeteers.Ako Kondo. Photography Daniel Boud
The Mad Hatter steals the show with his frenetic tap routine - and his flamboyant outfit.Kevin Jackson. Photography Ally Deacon
Alice and the Knave of Hearts share a tender, playful pas de deux.Ako Kondo and Ty King-Wall. Photography Jeff Busby
A game of flamingo croquet - one of the ballet's many hilarious moments.Leanne Stojmenov and Callum Linnane. Photography Daniel Boud
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Choreography Christopher Wheeldon
Music Joby Talbot
orchestrated by Christopher Austin and Joby Talbot
Scenario Nicholas Wright
Set and costume design Bob Crowley
Lighting design Natasha Katz
Projection designs Jon Driscoll and Gemma Carrington
Puppet concept and design Toby Olié
With Queensland Symphony Orchestra
This production was commissioned and first performed by The Royal Ballet and The National Ballet of Canada