22 April 2013

Lewis Carroll's Alice

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

chor. Christopher Wheeldon  (2011)
Royal Ballet
with Sarah Lamb (Alice), Federico Bonelli (Knave of Hearts), Edward Watson (Lewis Carroll, White Rabbit), Steven McRae (Mad Hatter) 
I enjoyed the cinema broadcast from London of the clever and amusing ballet (co-production with the National Ballet of Canada). The British company did not dance better than ours, but they had artists to admire. The Queen of Hearts (Zenaida Yanowsky) was perfect in the grotesque role. Federico Bonelli was as accomplished as he was handsome. The casting could hardly have been better.