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Vector: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland -> Alice in Wonderland Ballet
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Vector: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland -> Alice in Wonderland Ballet

     Ballet Companies around the world have taken the story of Alice’s Adventures of Wonderland and choreographed them in to a ballet. There are some companies who have made the movements of the dancers more classical and some who have made them more modern. In a few companies the Caterpillar has taken on more of a hip-hop style of dance rather than a classical one. The same characters are there from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. A few have taken the Disney Alice in Wonderland as their storyline.

     Through this medium the story of Alice can still be told. Facial expressions, the fluid movements of the body, and the tempo of the music all help get the audience to know the character in the ballet. Alice is very dainty, lady-like, and innocent. The Queen of Hearts is menacing and the music they associate with her makes you want to sink in to your seat. She wears bright red and angrily stomps around. These characters reflect the choreographers steps and thus as the audience we are seeing an adapted version of Alice in Wonderland through the eyes of the choreographers. Whether they have read the book, seen one of the movies, or seen another companies performance the portrayal of Alice in Wonderland is up to those who set the movements and tone of the ballet.

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