Five Choreographers Collaborate on a Rhode Island Premier! The Making of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Join Us for 4 Great Community Preview Events!

The Making of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland:
The State Ballet of Rhode Island (SBRI) is excited to announce a company premiere, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland-“a ballet in two acts with whimsical music composed by Joseph Horovitz.
The State Ballet of Rhode Island’s  five Resident Choreographers have take on this large-scale collaboration along with Herci Marsden, the company’s Artistic Director and Founding Prima Ballerina. The significance of this premiere and how it came to be is a story that is deeply rooted in the company’s long-standing history. This large-scale production will include several local choreographers, artists & designers.
 From 1960-1983, The State Ballet of Rhode Island’s Artistic Advisor was Sir Anton Dolin. Dolin was godfather to the Marsden children. As a young child, Ana Marsden Fox (SBRI’s Executive Director) was given a record of “Alice in Topsey Turvey Land” from Dolin; which he was also the Narrator of. This memory gave way to creating a new ballet and research began to find the right music. Fox and a Board Member came across the music by Joseph Horovitz from The London Festival Ballet’s production in 1953-of which Dolin was the Artistic Director. A new friendship began once Fox and Horovitz connected and reminisced about their connection to Dolin and he has allowed SBRI to use his composition along with music from his private collection to use for this premiere.
In addition to the beautiful choreography, there will also be over 70 new costumes and numerous accessories created by a team of four costume designers, an aerial silks artist, 3 set designers, new backdrops, props, scenery and digital lighting.
This is a performance not to be missed!
Can’t Wait Until the Opening:
Join Us at One of These 4 Great Preview Events!
Saturday, March 3rd
Barnes & Noble
Crossing At Smithfield
Smithfield, Rhode Island
Performer Meet & Greets will happen throughout the day! 
11:00 am: Alice
12:00 pm: White Rabbit
1:00 pm:  Frog
2:00 pm:  Fish
3:00 pm: Mad Hatter, March Hare & Door Mouse
4:00 pm:  The Queen of Hearts
Dancing flowers will be on hand between 11:00am-4:00pm
Help Support SBRI: Present a valid Bookfair voucher or mention you would like to support The State Ballet of RI at the register prior to the transaction for purchase to count towards the in-store Bookfair total.
Saturday, March 3rd
Cold Brook Cafe
138 Danielson Pike
Scituate, Rhode Island

 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Dancing flowers and maybe even a frog, Mad hatter and March Hare
Saturday, March 10
Cardi’s Furniture
South Attleboro, MA
(Downstairs Community Room.
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Saturday, March 10
Project Ballet Coffee Hour, From Studio to Stage
The State Ballet of Rhode Island
52 Sherman Ave.
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
An informal discussion and sneak peak about Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
and how it all came to be a premiere for Rhode island!

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
March 23rd & 24th, 2018
The Park Theatre
Cranston, Rhode Island
For Tickets & Information
Please be sure to checkout our special discounts for:
Military, Senior Citizens, Students, AAA &
Children Under 12.
The State Ballet of Rhode Island, Rhode Island’s first classical ballet company in residence, is a non-profit, regional, semi-professional ballet company whose purpose is to promote and maintain the highest standards of dance education and performance.
52 Sherman Avenue Lincoln, RI 02865 | (401) 334-2560
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