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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by the Royal Ballet | Purely phantasmagoric

I love the Christmas ballet offerings in London. On top of that, you might remember that I loved the first Christopher Wheeldon ballet I saw (The Winter’s tale and I was blown away). It was time therefore, to catch Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Now, you have to understand. I am a book person. I *love* the humor and the wordplay of Lewis Carroll’s book even though I read it in the original English when I was quite old. How the hell would it translate to ballet was a key question. Well, put Wheeldon together with Joby Talbot (music) and Bob Crowley (designs) and witness the miracle. Continue reading

Manon at the Royal Opera House

It was to be an introduction to ballet for the s.o. and – understandably – I wanted to make it as special as possible. I *love* ballet and so I was really dreading the possibility of him hating it. I am accustomed to going to the ballet alone, but I really like sharing things with the s.o. Ergo, the stakes were high. Continue reading