ALICE!

“Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.”

Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

If you like ballet, Stuttgart is your city. We don’t only have the world famous company of Die Staatstheater Stuttgart, we also have fantastic Gauthier Dance. Best contemporary ballet company EVER! You don’t believe me? Go see them. You don’t like ballet? Go see them, too. You will change your mind. Smiley But you have to be quick, most of their performances are sold out long in advance.

I am lucky because I have the best mother-in-law you could think of, who had organized two tickets for Alice, the newest production of Gauthier Dance. (Thank you again, Barbara! Smiley)

We started the evening in the restaurant in front of Theaterhaus Stuttgart with some drinks before we entered Alice’s crazy and fascinating world…

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You all know Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, right? And yes, it counts if you haven’t read the book but seen one of the movies Zwinkerndes Smiley. Quick summary: Girl falls into rabbit hole, keeps shrinking and growing , meets lot’s of unusual creatures, has a cup of tea and plays some croquet – nothing unusual…

The interpretation of choreographer Mauro Bigonzetti introduces the audience and the two Alices (yep, there are two of them) to the fascinating, scary, beautiful, crazy, mind-blowing world of the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat and many other otherworldly creatures. In the first few minutes you keep wondering what this is, why Alice consist of tall and adventurous Alice (Anna Süheyla Harms) and small and serious Alice (Garazi Perez Oloriz – who looks a lot like Carrie from Sex and the city, what made the whole experience even more outlandish Smiley), but after a few minutes you allow yourself to drop into this strange world like Alice into the rabbit hole and all the nonsense suddenly… makes sense.

Alice and Alice

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Picture: Regina Brocke

The Mad Hatter

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Picture: Regina Brocke

The Tea Party

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Picture: Regina Brocke

The performances are accompanied on stage by life music from Antongiulio Galeandro, Enza Pagliara and the group ASSURD (Cristina Vetrone, Enza Prestia and Lorella Monti).

Amazing show, great artists, songs that touch your soul – if you get the chance, get tickets and go see Alice! And if you have a spare one – take me with you! Smiley mit geöffnetem Mund

Next performances: 9. – 13. July 2014.

More information about:

Gauthier Dance at Theaterhaus Stuttgart

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