Being Alice

Alice's adventures in wonderland

Lewis Carroll's ever-popular story provides the basis for Christopher Wheeldon's spectacular new work, starring Royal Ballet Principal Lauren Cuthbertson. Captivating designs by Bob Crowley, an engaging and passionate score by Joby Talbot, and Wheeldon's breathtaking choreography combine to produce in the words of The Times "spectacular family entertainment brought to life with enormous theatrical verve.''

This documentary follows the dancer Lauren Cuthbertson, performing Alice and the Royal Ballet in this new production, from the rehearsals to the last performance.

In the press:

...a monumental achievement. This production has to be the best dance adaptation of Lewis Carroll's beloved children's classic on the planet.

Christopher Wheeldon choreography
Bob Crowley set designer
Joby Talbot music

Lauren Cuthbertson (Alice)
Sergei Polunin (Jack / The Knave of Hearts)
Edward Watson (Lewis Carroll / The White Rabbit)
Zenaida Yanowsky (Mother / The Queen of Hearts)
Steven Macrae (Mad Hatter)

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Barry Wordsworth conductor

Movie director : Dominic Best
Collection : Fairy Tales in Music
Playlist : Literature and Music
Music genre : Ballet

Duration : 29 min
Production date : 2011
Production : © BBC

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