Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet

Wonderland (2011), Shawn Hounsell
Past event
Nov 12, 2011
Nov 13, 2011
Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet

"…unusual and beautiful interpretation…one of the most unique shows in [RWB’s] repertoire."
The Star Phoenix

U.S. Premiere of Wonderland

André Lewis, Artistic Director

Northrop presents the U.S. premiere of Wonderland, Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s dynamic re-interpretation of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale (Alice in Wonderland) in a new, full-length story ballet choreographed by Canada’s acclaimed RWB alumnus, Shawn Hounsell. The Queen of Hearts, White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, and our other favorite characters and themes display generous doses of wit, camp, and humor. Surreal and dark elements that lurk at the original story’s fringes are bravely realized in explosive passages of breathtaking dance and a multisensory fantasy, with edgy and athletic movement, an electro-acoustic soundscape, and unexpected visual treats. Minnesota audiences will once again be enchanted by the versatility, technical excellence, and captivating style that are the trademarks of Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet.  

Contemporary interpretation of story. Themes suitable for age 6 and older.

A Celebration of Wonderland
Oct 31-Nov 13

A special collaboration between Northrop Concerts and Lectures, Macy's Downtown Minneapolis, and Hennepin County Library - Minneapolis Central, A Celebration of Wonderland features Alice in Wonderland-inspired dance, performance, storytelling, rare films, tea parties, and specialty food events for the entire family.

For more details about A Celebration of Wonderland, go to the Related Events tab.


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This activity is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

The engagement of Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet is supported by the Performing Arts Fund, a program of Arts Midwest, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Minnesota State Arts Board, General Mills Foundation, and Land O’Lakes Foundation. Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet is also presented with support from Enbridge, Inc., Macy’s, Inc., Hilton Garden Inn, Thomson Reuters, and the Consulate General of Canada in Minneapolis.

Artists and programs subject to change.