Alice in process…

Instead of the question “Who is Alice?” there are now paths leading to what Alice might come to be…

1 May 2012

Alice’s adventures underground by Naupaca Dance Factory

Denise Buttigieg will dance the part of Alice.

"ALICE’S ADVENTURES UNDER GROUND Naupaca Dance Factory’s contemporary dance interpretation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland will attempt to translate the story’s Victorian quest for the origins of selfhood into an exploration of the materiality of the body. The project will attempt to bring to bear upon the story of Alice, the wandering female figure, postmodern theoretical accounts of identity and subversion. Adopting a postfeminist stance, referring mainly to Judith Butler’s notions of performativity and gender, Alice’s Adventures Under Ground proposes to explore the sense of the abnormal and the unintelligible which resides within wonderland, within the spaces that exist outside of the boundaries of normativity. In Alice’s Adventures Under Ground, bodily movement – choreography – will strive to articulate unspeakable desires as nonhuman, ahuman and posthuman bodies are unveiled and enlivened."

 “ I believe that the story’s theme of the search of identity is, after all, familiar, not only to each and every ten-year-old, but to all of us. I believe that the search of one’s own identity is in the preoccupation of every human being. There’s just no time to stop and think thoroughly about it, in contemporary society. I hope that at the end of the production people will leave the theatre thinking about and reflecting upon the more important things in life.” 

Joeline Tabone, 

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