Choreographer Septime Webre’s wildly popular production returns after an 8-year hiatus
CINCINNATI, OH (January 17, 2023) – Cincinnati Ballet is proud to present ALICE (in wonderland) at Cincinnati Music Hall, February 10-19, 2023. Choreographer Septime Webre’s entertaining production of the beloved Lewis Carroll classic premiered at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and has subsequently been performed around the world. The production features a buoyant score from composer Matthew Pierce performed with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Cincinnati audiences were among the first to experience the blockbuster ballet, which features over-the-top costumes and sets, when our dancers performed ALICE during our 2012-2013 Season. Patrons loved it so much; we performed it again during the 2014-2015 Season. We are thrilled to once again be going down the rabbit hole! If you enjoyed Webre’s The Wizard of Oz during our 2018-2019 Season, ALICE is the perfect winter escape. ALICE is a celebration of color, fun, and humor which features spectacular sets, flying effects, and effervescent choreography. Alice’s growth to giant size and the Caterpillar’s transformation into butterfly are jaw-dropping showstoppers. When he was adapting Carroll’s 1865 novel “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and the 1871 sequel “Alice Through the Looking-Glass” into his stylish, full-length ballet, Webre called upon French-Canadian costume designer Liz Vandal — best known for designing the costumes for the Cirque du Soleil— to create more than 500 fantastic costume pieces. Along with Main Company and Second Company – CB2 dancers, the production features dancers from our professional training division, as well as young performers from Cincinnati Ballet’s Otto M. Budig Academy. Journey into a world of wonder with us this February at Music Hall.
Masking is optional for performances.
PERFORMANCE DATES AND INFORMATION
WHO: Cincinnati Ballet
Choreography: Septime Webre
Music: Matthew Pierce
WHAT: ALICE (in wonderland)
- Friday, February 10 – 8:00 pm
- Saturday, February 11 – 2:00 pm
- Saturday, February 11 – 8:00 pm
- Sunday, February 12 – 1:00 pm
- Thursday, February 16 – 7:30 pm
- Friday, February 17 – 8:00 pm
- Saturday, February 18 – 2:00 pm
- Saturday, February 18 – 8:00 pm
- Sunday, February 19 – 1:00 pm
WHERE: Music Hall
1241 Elm St.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Cincinnati Ballet 2022-2023 Season Sponsors:
Rhonda & Larry A. Sheakley, Margaret and Michael Valentine, ArtsWave, Mercy Health, Louise Dieterle Nippert Musical Arts Fund, Ohio Arts Council, The Austin E. Knowlton Foundation
About Cincinnati Ballet
Since 1963, Cincinnati Ballet has been the cornerstone professional ballet company of the region, presenting a bold and adventurous array of classical, full-length ballets and contemporary works, regularly with live orchestral accompaniment. Under the artistic direction of Jodie Gates, Cincinnati Ballet is a creative force within the larger dance community, commissioning world-premiere works and exploring unique collaborations. With a mission to enrich, expand, and excel in the art of dance through performance, a high-caliber academy, and impactful education and community engagement in local to global communities, Cincinnati Ballet reaches beyond the stage in programs that allow every person in the region to be part of the continued evolution of dance. To that end, Cincinnati Ballet presents exhilarating performances, provides extensive education and community engagement programs, and offers top-level professional ballet training at Cincinnati Ballet Otto M. Budig Academy.