"Wheeldon’s account of the beloved Lewis Carroll story is eventful and beautifully designed. But it is curiously light on the human dimension, because the dancing is the least interesting part of it. Who are these eccentric characters who parade by? What emotions move them? These are questions the dancing ought to answer, but though there is plenty of action onstage during the ballet’s two-and-a-half hours, it rarely leads us inside the heart.
Yet while the choreography is workaday, from a theatrical perspective “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” explodes with bright ideas.
Hodgkinson’s Mother/Queen of Hearts is in her glory. You have to wait until late in the ballet for her big scene, but it’s worth it.
When Wheeldon is good, he is very, very good indeed."
Sarah Kaufman, Washington Post
Carolyn Kelemen, DC Metro The Arts
Robert Greskovic, Wall Street Journal
Wendy Perron, Dance Magazine
Alexandra Tomolonis, danceviewtimes:
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