Alice in Wonderland follows a young girl as she escapes her parents’ dinner party by falling down a rabbit hole. There she meets curious creatures who guess her age based on Hindu numerology, attends a tea party that devolves into a tirade over the nine emotions of Indian art, and finally meets the Red Rani who tries to behead all her subjects.
Retold as an Indian dance drama, Alice in Wonderland uses religious concepts, references to Indian culture and gentle humor to capture the realities, confusion and even nonsense of attempting to navigate identity and existence.
The script, music, and choreography are all done in fusion style: combining elements of western music and Carnatic music with choreography primarily in Bharathanatyam.
Written and directed by Kanaka Sathasivan, lyrics by Arati Warrier. Choreography by Sri. Narendra Kumar and music by Sri. Athul Kumar.
Email Aparna Prasad or call 512-565-7620 for tickets. $20 general, $15 student, $55 family (admits 4), and $100 sponsor (admits 2).
This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.