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13 Feb 2015

Unsuk Chin: Alice in Wonderland Multimedia staging by Netia Jones




Unsuk Chin: 
Alice in Wonderland Multimedia 
staging by Netia Jones (UK Premiere) 
8 March 2015 / 19:30








Netia Jones SITE

"Netia Jones is the most imaginative director of opera working in Britain today".
 Observer



"Lewis Carroll’s beloved, dreamlike stories are startlingly re-imagined in this UK premiere production of Unsuk Chin’s operatic adaptation of Alice in Wonderland. 

 A glittering and crazed work by Chin and librettist David Henry Hwang, the riotous exhilaration and jet-black humour of the score meet their match tonight in Netia Jones’s tour de force production. Celebrated for her innovative multimedia creations, including Britten’s Curlew River at St Giles Cripplegate in 2013, director/designer/video artist Jones realises her vision of the composer’s surreal take on Carroll by combining the darkly imaginative illustrations of gonzo-artist Ralph Steadman with live action, interactive animated projections, eye-popping costumes and choreography. 


 Please note that this production is not suitable for under-12s. 


 Programme & Performers Unsuk Chin Alice in Wonderland (reduced orchestration by Lloyd Moore) BBC Symphony Orchestra Baldur Brönnimann conductor Netia Jones director / designer and video artist with illustrations from Ralph Steadman"


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Alice in Wonderland
 Illustrated by Ralph Steadman (1967)




"Purity of line and beauty of form come together in Ralph Steadman’s wonderful illustrations for Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass. Drawn in the early 1970’s, they are Steadman before the rush and savagery of Gonzo entered his soul. They are from a time of innocence. The crispness of the black and white in these illustrations gives them an incredible elegence. Art deco and a modern sensibility, with the slightest nod to Tennison himself." (artist's website)







a great documentary about Ralph Steadman



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