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  • Wheeldon's 'Alice' Brings Magic to Royal Opera House

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    In his exclusive interview with BBC News, choreographer Christopher Wheeldon discusses his ground-breaking production, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland "...the first new full-length ballet commissioned for London's Royal Ballet for 15 years, and the first specially composed for the company in 20 years. The Royal Ballet says the production, with its characters and designs, will be 'an assault on the senses'. Read Christopher's interview here.

  • Christopher Wheeldon In 'Wonderland'

    Christopher Wheeldon with Sarah Lamb as Alice, rehearsing 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' in London. Photographs by Mary McCartney for The Wall Street Journal.

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    The famous choreographer breaks down the process of creativity during a rehearsal for his new production, 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' which opens at London's Royal Ballet in March.

    "Mr. Wheeldon began work on "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" about a year ago, even though he'd already read several books about Lewis Carroll and had been thinking about the story for a production that fell through at another company.

    He brought in playwright Nicholas Wright and composer Joby Talbot to his apartment to establish the scenario and synopsis. "We spent about four or five days going through the story, deciding on which moments and which character we wanted to bring to life." You can read more here.

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