Behind the observation glass of the studio of Alwin's School of Dance, eight dancers from the New Mexico Ballet Company glide through the air, articulating tiny gestures amid a flurry of footwork. They precisely and energetically execute Valse Fantaisie choreographed by George Balanchine, recently debuted at their last performance Springtime Dances.
The Ballet Repertory Company is putting on a production of "Alice in Wonderland" at the Kimo Theatre on Sunday at 2 p.m.
The ballet is inspired by the classic children's book by Lewis Carroll and is choreographed by Alex Ossadnik.
We all know how amazing NHCC is—beautiful exhibits, fabulous programming, breathtaking premises. And now, if it didn't before, the whole world knows, too. Or at least, the Frommer's-reading world.
In a little feature called "9 Must-See Museum Exhibits Around The World," NHCC is listed among the internationally-
Now. Let's get NMSO on some lists* with the New York Philharmonic and New Mexico Ballet Co noted alongside the Russian National Ballet, and we'll be all set.
* I could make these lists. And I've thought about it. But maybe it would be more thrilling for ABQ if someone outside of the city were to recognize our treasure chest o' glorious cultural riches. Who do you know at the Washington Post? Get on it!
Tim Burton's version just shattered ticket records, but his interpretation of Alice in Wonderland is by no means the last word. New Mexico Ballet Company invites you to its Alice in Wonderland and Other Children's Stories, this Saturday at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. at UNM's Rodey Theater. Bring the whole fam to see Alice, Thumbelina, the Little Mermaid and their fanciful friends dance ballet, jazz and hip-hop. This veritable smorgasbord of childhood wonder costs $18 for adults, $10 seniors and children under 12 (infants of no years are free). Tickets are available at unmtickets.com, Albertsons, UNM Box Offices or by calling 925-5858. Go to newmexicoballet.org for more.