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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

National Ballet of Canada Alice reviews, New York

Brian Seibert, New York Times:
"As the Queen of Hearts, Greta Hodgkinson gave the most vivid performance. Dylan Tedaldi was a sprightly White Rabbit, especially in his jazzy late solo. There was fine dancing in smaller roles and good character work through the ranks (a droll Rex Harrington as the ineffectual King of Hearts). Guillaume Côté’s elegance didn’t make the Knave any less blandly sunny, and Jillian Vanstone’s pretty ballet manners colored this Alice’s passivity insipid."

Leigh Witchel, Robert Johnson, Apollinaire Scherr, Sarah Wolff, Laura Jacobs, Eliza Minden, Alexandra Ansanelli, Joel Lobenthal, The Barre Flies

Sondra Forsyth, Broadway World (
"If you're in the New York City area and reading this before September 14th, I encourage you to head to Lincoln Center in order to experience "Alice" for yourself. I came out of the theater feeling happy and refreshed. I'm pretty sure you will as well!"

Deborah Jowit, ArtsJournal

"The members of the National Ballet of Canada perform their roles with gusto—excellently skilled in their dancing and vivid in their acting. 

Lauren Gallagher, DanceTabs
"Corps member Francesco Gabriele Frola cuts a fine figure even in a frog suit, standing out with an elastic buoyancy, lofty leaps, chiseled form and on-target musicality. Anyone would be hard-pressed to believe that Lunkina was debuting in the role of the Queen, since she appears to be made for it."

Robert Gottlieb:

National Ballet of Canada: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
National Ballet of Canada: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Jillian Vanstone as Alice in Christopher Wheeldon's 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'.
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Economist Prospero Blog (
"the recent production from the National Ballet of Canada, choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, felt every bit as thrillingly vertiginous as it ought. Stripped of Carroll’s cunning wordplay, the ballet instead found a theatrical equivalent in ingenious stagecraft and special effects."

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