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Ballet_essay-bd - Uyen Pham A06432690 TDMV 1 ALICE IN...

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Uyen Pham A06432690 TDMV 1 ALICE IN WONDERLAND California Ballet performance of Alice in Wonderland provided an unique interpretation of the classic children’s story. The result was less of the telling of a story and more a collage of iconic characters and tales familiar to most of any audience with a Western background (one who grows up in a culture where the children’s story is not commonly told might have a lesser appreciation for this ballet). While entertain- ing, this particular realization of Charles Bennett's choreography was not without flaws. The Giuliani Variations, which preceded Alice, was a more tradi- tional ballet work, and gave a pleasant contrast to the more unique piece that followed. This work, however, seemed to suffer from either lack of rehearsal or lack of direction, and seemed like it may have been included to fill out the program, without desire to spend much effort on it. The choreography in Alice presented some innovative ideas:
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This note was uploaded on 01/02/2010 for the course TDMV TDMV 1 taught by Professor Sharp during the Fall '09 term at UCSD.

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