"Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland" tag
Tommy Franzen and Duwane Taylor in The Mad Hatter's Tea Party.© Dave Morgan, courtesy the Royal Opera House. (Click image for larger version)

ZooNation Dance Company – The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party – London

…a show that is all about simply feeling good and being part of an event rather than just a spectator.

Sarah Lamb and Vadim Muntagirov in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.© Dave Morgan, courtesy the Royal Opera House. (Click image for larger version)

Royal Ballet – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – London

Vadim Muntagirov, making his debut as Jack, is any girl’s dream of a dancing partner.

Sarah Lamb and Ricardo Cervera in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.© Dave Morgan, courtesy the Royal Opera House. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Royal Ballet in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland with Sarah Lamb and Vadim Muntagirov in the lead. Gallery by Dave Morgan…

Mad Hatters Dance Off with Steven McRae, Principal dancer with The Royal Ballet and Turbo from ZooNation.© Dave Morgan, courtesy the Royal Opera House. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Mad Hatters Dance Off – Royal Ballet vs ZooNation

The Mad Hatter from The Royal Ballet’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in a dance-off against The Mad Hatter from ZooNation’s brand new hip-hop dance show The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. Gallery by Dave Morgan…

Hee Seo and Marcelo Gomes in Liam Scarlett's With a Chance of Rain.© Marty Sohl. (Click image for larger version)

American Ballet Theatre – Gala: Rondo Capriccioso, With a Chance of Rain, Thirteen Diversions – New York

Liam Scarlett’s “With a Chance of Rain” premiere – It seemed Marcelo Gomes and Hee Seo might never detach from each other in the final pas de deux…

Sonia Rodriguez as Alice in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.© Aleksandar Antonijevic. (Click image for larger version)

National Ballet of Canada – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – New York

Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a showy affair…

Bohemia in Christopher Wheeldon's The Winter's Tale.© Dave Morgan, courtesy the Royal Opera House. (Click image for larger version)

Royal Ballet – The Winter’s Tale – London

Wheeldon has honed his craft in making a story ballet, much better constructed than his Alice in Wonderland. His core characters account for themselves in revealing solos and his pas de deux are no longer over-ingenious.

Will Kemp (Ratty), Cris Penfold (Toad) and Clemmie Sveaas (Mole) in The Wind in the Willows.© Johan Persson. (Click image for larger version)

Royal Opera House production – The Wind in the Willows – London

The’ Wind in the Willows’ is the Royal Opera House’s first transfer to the West End. I hope other shows will follow…

Andrej Uspenski.© Andrej Uspenski, courtesy the Royal Opera House. (Click image for larger version)

Andrej Uspenski – Photographer, Royal Ballet First Artist

Words with the man and thoughts on the Behind the Scenes at The Royal Ballet book from Graham Watts. Details of his next book too – on Natalia Osipova…

Cesar Morales, Iain Mackay and Nao Sakuma in Aladdin.© Bill Cooper. (Click image for larger version)

Birmingham Royal Ballet – Aladdin – London

Don’t expect big emotional highs and lows or deeply defined characters, just a clear narration of a story that everyone knows. So if we judge it on these terms how does it do?

Sarah Lamb in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.© Dave Morgan, by kind permission of the Royal Opera House. (Click image for larger version)

Royal Ballet – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – London

…though I don’t believe it’s a great work of art, there’s no denying that it’s fun.

Beatriz Stix-Brunell and Rupert Pennefather in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.© Dave Morgan, by kind permission of the Royal Opera House. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Royal Ballet in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

36 pictures by Dave Morgan…

Jillian Vanstone in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.© Cylla von Tiedemann. (Click image for larger version)

National Ballet of Canada – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Washington

The highly-anticipated and much-talked-about production of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland has finally made its way to Washington D.C. for a ten-performance run in January…

Lauren Cuthbertson & Nehemiah Kish at a La Valse curtain call as part of the Royal Ballet Tribute to Alicia Alonso, 15 October 2010. (more pictures)© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

London Children’s Ballet Masterclass with Lauren Cuthbertson

In the intimate setting of the Linbury Studio Theatre, Lauren was joined by fellow principal, Nehemiah Kish, for an exclusive Masterclass called “The progression of the pas de deux”. Captivating all with her wit and warmth…

Lauren Cuthbertson in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. © Johan Persson, courtesy ROH.

Royal Ballet – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – London

But if some grasp of the narrative can be assumed rather than supplied, Wheeldon still needs to make us care about his characters. He does succeed in making Alice a warm-blooded, strong-willed character, and Lauren Cuthbertson works extremely hard in the role to give us a lively, resourceful and energetic heroine. Jack is less strongly drawn. Federico Bonelli is certainly handsome enough for any teenager to fall for…

Gallery – Royal Ballet in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

32 pictures by Dave Morgan….

Kristen McNally in the studio with Thomas Whitehead, May 2010. © Dave Morgan.

Behind The Scenes of The Royal Ballet: Royal Ballet Live

The Royal Ballet are going to throw open the doors on the 23 March and live stream on the net through the day – Kristen McNally and TV/radio presenter George Lamb will host. A bold initiative.

Olivier Awards 2012 – Dance Nominations

Here are the just released dance related nominations. Good luck to all! OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DANCE THE DESIGN TEAM for their work on the Royal Ballet’s ALICES ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND at the Royal…

Royal Ballet and ROH2 Dance – the 2012-13 Season

An important event yesterday – the Royal Opera House annual press conference – with Kevin O’Hare announcing his first season as incoming Royal Ballet Director. He takes over from Monica Mason in the…

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