Alice?!

January 2009

When I started to make Alice?! I took inspiration in the two books of Lewis Caroll: ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and ‘Through the Looking Glass’. Reading the two books and reading about these books, one of the things that interested me was the perspective on Alice as a tale about the transitory time between childhood and adolescence. The self-reflection of Alice, which she makes in the end of each book on growing up and learning from experiences, is both playful and mature. The starting point in the making of Alice?! was to make a piece that could read like a labyrinth of different stories and emotions related to the period of being a teenager.

 

 Alice?!

© Mats Bäcker

Choreography: Benno Voorham
Music: Örjan Högberg
Set and costume design: Maline Casta
Choreography assistant: Sybrig Dokter
Dancers: Adel Andersson, Rami Jawhari, Ylva Henrikson, and Margareta Jansson
 
Production: Västmanlandsmusiken in cooperation with Västerås Teater and with the support of Kulturrådet, the city of Västerås and Västerås Kulturcentrum.
Touring production: LAVA-Dansproduktion
Adel Andersson

Adel Andersson

Dancer

Margareta Jansson

Margareta Jansson

Dancer

Rami Jawhari

Rami Jawhari

Dancer

Ylva Henrikson

Ylva Henrikson

Dancer

Örjan Högberg

Örjan Högberg

Composer and musician/performer