Keshet’s Community Sends “Alice” Soaring
Keshet Dance opens its latest creation, "Alice," an adventure of wonder and wondering (Nov. 9-18) with professional and community dancers aged 8-80, conceived and choreographed by Keshet’s founder and artistic director Shira Greenberg.
Like its predecessor, "Nutcracker on the Rocks," Keshet’s "Alice" combines dancers of all ages and abilities for a dance performance and live arts experience for the whole family, incorporating a lively score with great classic rock, jazz and more!
“Keshet’s 'Alice' draws inspiration from the 'Alice in Wonderland' story and characters, but our interpretation is only loosely based on Lewis Carroll’s work, and instead we experience Alice through a Keshet lens of self-discovery and new possibilities, embodying and embracing Keshet’s mission of unlimited possibilities.” Greenberg says.
“We expect Alice to enter a world of darkness, and yet, the show points her in another direction. Who would think that a 19th century book built largely on the violence of language and the terror of the unknown would find a place where cast and audience can celebrate our own personal Jabberwockies. Our vulnerabilities are virtues in Greenberg’s production and we learn some powerful lessons along the way…living in contemporary global civil society…we share in Alice’s struggle, in the reality that despite our best efforts we are never the right size. What Keshet’s 'Alice' proposes is just the opposite — we are always the right size.” – HuffPost, 2017
“Through modern dance, contemporary music…and poetry, this new show takes an extraordinary trip through Wonderland peopled by multiple Mad Hatters and Mad Hares, Water Wind Flowers and Bohemians. If you’re not familiar with Keshet, be enlightened. Their dancers are of all abilities. You will be moved when fellow dancers assist others to stand, dance and even fly. And you too will believe in “six impossible things before breakfast.” – Talkin’ Broadway, 2017
Performances: Nov. 9th-18th, 2018
Fri, Nov 9th, 7:00 p.m.
Sat, Nov 10th, 2:00 p.m.* and 7:00 p.m.
Sun, Nov 11th, 2:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m.
Thurs, Nov 15th, 7:00 p.m.
Fri, Nov 16th, 7:00 p.m.
Sat, Nov 17th 2:00 p.m.* and 7:00 p.m.
Sun, Nov 18th 2:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m.
* Sensory-friendly performances. Limited seating available. A great option for families with small children!
Tickets cost $25-30; children 5 and under half price; student/senior/military and group rate options. Box office phone: 505-227-8583, or visit Keshetarts.org.
Where: Keshet Center for the Arts, 4121 Cutler Ave. NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110
About Keshet: Established in 1996, Keshet’s mission is to inspire and unite community by fostering unlimited possibilities through dance, mentorship and a creative space for the arts. In 2013, the Keshet Center for the Arts was created as a home base for Keshet’s production season and as a resource for Keshet’s national and global performing arts partnerships; a welcoming space to house Keshet’s community education and engagement programming; and the central location for the Keshet Ideas and Innovation Community (KIIC), a business incubator and resource center for arts entrepreneurs.