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

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 Manon at the Royal Opera House