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 Post subject: English National Ballet - Alice in Wonderland
PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 4:50 am 
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Alice in Wonderland
by ALLEN ROBERTSON for the Times
published: January 4, 2007

Since the story itself is so episodic, how could a ballet version be otherwise? And once your enthusiasm is thwarted by any of the many leaps embedded in its picaresque plot there is little to lure you back into the loop. Does this matter? Judging from audience response, no, it does not.
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Alice through the Eye of Sauron
by JENNY GILBERT for the Independent
published: January 7, 2007

The trouble with Carl Davis's patchwork job is its lurching sense of scale: the symphonic buffetings of The Tempest set next to slender pieces intended for parlour piano. Somehow, you feel, Tchaikovsky would have smoothed out the bumps. Visually, too, the production is patchy.
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