Two of Australia's leading Choreographers, Melbourne City Ballet’s Michael Pappalardo (Artistic Director) and Brendan Bradshaw (Artistic Associate), Collaborate to pay homage to the well known novel by Lewis Carroll, “Alice In Wonderland”.
With this enchanting ballet complimented by a Tchaikovsky’s arrangement. ”Alice In Wonderland" tells the story of a young girl who is whisked away to a magical world of wonder. Falling through a rabbit hole she meets magical creatures both strange and mysterious on her adventure to find her way home.
Join the White Rabbit, Queen of Hearts and the Mad Hatter as Alice ventures through Wonderland. This all new ballet is perfect for all ages and is a magical portrayal of the classical story. Over a year in the making Melbourne City Ballet is set to entertain across Australia and New Zealand and bring a smile to both ballet audiences with its exquisite choreography and non ballet audiences through its dynamic story telling.
“I am so delighted to be bringing this ballet to New Zealand, my second home, having spent over 10 years of my career at the Royal New Zealand Ballet, it is a dream come true to stage this fantastic new ballet across the country” Bradshaw said.
“ The magic I felt the watching the cartoon as a child has inspired me to take on this partnership with Brendan. I want to be able to capture what I experienced as a child, and recreate it for audiences across Australia and New Zealand” Michael Pappalardo.
With 40 unique costumes and newly designed tour-able sets, this ballet is sure to be a colourful and playful rendition on this story.
In true Melbourne City Ballet fashion the company brings a feast of movement to the stage. “We work very hard to produce breathtaking ballets at MCB. We work closely with the dancers to ensure that everything comes together from the portrayal of the characters to how the whole ballet works together, we want a show that speaks to the audience through the whole journey.”
Students who attend the daytime Youth Workshop can also take advantage of a reduced ticket price for the evening ballet. Please select 'additional child' when purchasing tickets for these students.