Alice in wonderland
with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra
Sponsored by Derry and Peter Bunting in honor of Betty Brice, the Robert R. Meyer Foundation, the Hugh Kaul Foundation, and the Gloria Narramore Moody Foundation
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Wright Center, Samford University
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Alabama Ballet closes its 30th Anniversary season with the world premiere of Alice in Wonderland featuring the Alabama Symphony Orchestra with original choreography by Associate Artistic Director and Resident Choreographer Roger Van Fleteren, and an original score by Alabama Ballet Music Director Les Fillmer. The classic children’s story comes brilliantly to life with fanciful costumes, out of this world scenery and fun, family-friendly choreography. Alice in Wonderland is sure to be a treat for the whole family.
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An interview with Alice
First year apprentice Ariana Czernobil tells us what it's like to learn the part of Alice.
AB: Tell us about where you trained before coming to Alabama.
AC: Before I came to Alabama, I graduated from and trained at North Carolina School of the Arts (NCSA) under the direction of Ethan Stiefel. While at NCSA, I had the opportunity to learn and perform many technically challenging roles such as Sugar Plum Fairy and Snow Queen in Ethan Stiefel's Nutcracker, the Viola in Balanchine's Symphonie Concertante, Paquita, cygnets from Swan Lake, and The Yellow Girl in Les Patineurs. I was honored to receive many merit scholarship awards, including the Melissa Hayden scholarship, the most prestigious award for students persuing a career in Ballet.
AB: Why did you decide to join the Alabama Ballet?
AC: I decided to join Alabama Ballet because of the diverse repertoire the company performs throughout the season. It is a great opportunity for me to begin my professional career with a company as distinguished as the Alabama Ballet. With dancing at the ballet, I am also able to attend the University of Alabama at Birmingham and peruse my academic interests.
AB: How is learning a new part like Alice different from learning an existing part?
AC: Learning a part like Alice is a lot different from learning an existing part because it is an original composition. Since this is an original work, there is no previous copy or notation to study. Roger's insight into Alice's story helps to build the character and frames the story through dance.
AB: What is the best part about dancing the part of Alice?
AC: The best part of dancing the role of Alice is being able to tell her story through movement and music. The movements shape the emotions that Alice must have been feeling throughout her story book journey. I particularly enjoy the Tea Party scene because it is very animated and a lot of fun!