ALICE'S ADVENTURES iN WONDERLAND
Christopher Wheeldon's Alice's adventures in Wonderland premiered in London in 2011 as an explosion of colour, stage magic and choreographic ingenuity. As the Royal Ballet's first full-length work in almost 20 years, it was an instant hit that still brings the house down today - the musical among contemporary ballets. Joby Talbot's music combines contemporary soundscapes with melodies reminiscent of 19th century classical ballet, witty, fast and dance-like. Bob Crowley's exuberantly imaginative stage fantasy worlds, costumes, puppets and projections turn the idea of Wonderland into a marvellous reality. As in the literary original, the dancing Alice also embarks on a journey through a wondrous dream world with a tea party, Cheshire Cat and White Rabbit, Queen of Hearts and Jack of Hearts, dancing playing cards, a nightmarish kitchen and, of course, the Mad Hatter. With around 150 roles to be cast, Alice in Wonderland requires the commitment of the entire ensemble of the Bayerische Staatsballett as well as members of the Bavarian Junior Ballet Munich and students from the Ballet Academy of the Munich University of Music and Performing Arts.