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Families explore Alice's Adventures in Wonderland through workshops

Christopher Wheeldon's ballet used as a starting point for dance, composition and writing.

By Alexandra Godfree (Learning and Participation Officer)

12 May 2012 at 2.30pm | 2 Comments

Nearly 200 participants of all ages recently took part in a series of workshops at the High House Production Park in Purfleet and the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, exploring the characters and themes from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Each session focused on a different creative skill – from design and dance to composition and spoken word. The families produced shadow puppets and learned how to animate them, composed songs and instrumental music, choreographed their own dances and turned their hand to creative writing.

At the end of the week curator and composer Rachel Leach and animator John Harmer took the families’ work and edited it together to create a short film:

Listen to an example of the spoken word pieces they created:

Go to our Flickr gallery to see more images from the event.

If you missed this event, there are plenty of other opportunities to get involved in goings on at the Royal Opera House, such as the Community Chorus. Information on other projects is available on our Learning section.

By Alexandra Godfree (Learning and Participation Officer)

12 May 2012 at 2.30pm

This article has been categorised Learning, Workshop and tagged Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Christopher Wheeldon, Education, Production

This article has 2 comments

  1. Gloria Dziechowski responded on 14 May 2017 at 12:39am Reply

    Is Fernando Montanes still a dancer with The Royal Ballet?

    • Rachel Beaumont (Product Manager) responded on 15 May 2017 at 10:16am

      Hi Gloria,

      Yes, Fernando is a Soloist of The Royal Ballet. You can find out more about him here.

      All best,
      Rachel

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