sandik, on May 23 2009, 08:05 PM, said:
Pacific Northwest Ballet used to do the Glen Tetley Alice in the early 90s, and I seem to remember that it was in the National B of C repertory, but now I can't find a reference. Does anyone else remember this, or am I hallucinating?
Scroll down to 1985/86.
It was also filmed by the CBC, but never released commercially. If I'm not mistaken, the cast consisted of Kimberly Glasco as Young Alice, Karen Kain as Alice Hargreaves, Rex Harrington as Lewis Carroll, Peter Ottmann as Reginald Hargreaves and Owen Montague as the White Rabbit.
[Edited to add:]
I found an old program note.
Glen Tetley's Alice, the choreographer's first created work for The National Ballet of Canada, is steeped in romantic nostalgia--evocative, mysterious and poignant.
Tetley was inspired by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Del Tredici's rich symphonic score, Child Alice, Part I: In Memory of a Summer Day--a setting of a prefatory poem which author Lewis Carroll wrote for his famous Alice stories. Picking up on Carroll's reflective poem, Tetley has created a multi-layered ballet which, while it presents many of the famous antic characters from the Alice books--the White Rabbit, the March Hare, the Mad Hatter--also speculates on the relationship between Carroll and his real-life inspiration, the 10-year-old Alice Liddell. The ballet moves back and forth through time, from reality to fantasy, to show us the profound impact Lewis Carroll had on the emotional life of Alice.
Critically acclaimed as one of Tetley's finest works, the ballet has been a popular hit with audiences on both sides of the Atlantic, attractive equally to seasoned ballet-goers and to young audience members for whom designer Nadine Baylis' re-creation of Wonderland has strong appeal.