Alice in Wonderland

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November 25, 2021
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Wonderland is brought on the stage of the “Ion Dacian” National Operetta and Musical Theater, where both its professional dancers as well as young talents from the “Floria Capsali” Choreography High School gave life to a beloved world regardless of the age of the spectator. Alice is the main character in the children’s novel “Alice in Wonderland” (1865), a novel that tells the story of a young girl described by its creator, Lewis Caroll, as “loving and gentle,” “polite to all,” “trustworthy”, ”, “extremely curious and with an impatient joy towards life ”, a joy that you can only have as a child. Alice dreams of a world of her own, where everything would be upside down. The child falls victim to her own curiosity and following the White Rabbit arrives in Wonderland where she notices that everything is the opposite of how it should be…

Alice asked the Cheshire Cat, who was sitting in a tree, “Which way should I go?”
The cat asked, “Where do you want to go?”
“I don’t know,” Alice replied.
“Then,” said the cat, “it doesn’t really matter, does it?”

The action happens in the summer and Alice’s adventures in Wonderland begin when, fascinated, she chases a white rabbit in a hole, and after the fall that seems to never end, she wakes up in a land of adventure and absurdity where nothing is what it seems to be, a fantastic world full of magical potions, bizarre obstacles and confusing creatures. After changing her size several times to fit through the various doors together with the white rabbit who acts as a guide, she advances into the mysterious world where she meets several characters, including a caterpillar, the Cheshire cat, the March Hare, a Crazy Hatter, a mouse, gardeners in the shape of playing cards, a queen and many other creatures that put her in more or less difficult situations, from which the young girl learns something. The end of the trip is marked by the Knave of Hearts’ trial, accused of stealing the Queen’s tarts.

When the playing cards that were present at the trial attack Alice, she wakes up and realizes that her adventures in Wonderland were just a fantastic dream.

Choreography and direction are signed by Damiano Bisozzi, dancer and international choreographer for theater, film and television. He is noted for his collaborations as a dancer for the musical “Tosca amore disperato” by L. Dalla – choreography by Daniel Ezralow, rock opera “Dracula in love” – choreography by Annamaria Stekelman, as well as for “Giulietta e Romeo”, which had its world premiere at the Arena di Verona. Among other things, his activity includes roles as lead dancer for the musical “Nine” directed and choreographed by Rob Marshall, “The Tourist” (choreography – Luca Tommassini), or “Cindarella” (Gianni Santucci).

As a choreographer he has had projects such as the “National Rally Festival 2005”, the underground opera “JACK underground di uno squartatore”, or the International Dance Festival of South America.
In 2008 he was awarded the Italian Pontifical Guard for Italian talent of the year, both for his work as a dancer and as a choreographer.
Damiano Bisozzi is internationally recognized as a juror and teacher in the best international competitions and internships.
The music is composed especially for this staging by Gaspare Bartelloni and Diego Mecchi, the musical arrangement belonging to Howl Jordan and Matteo Teani.
The artistic team also includes Levente Szasz (choreography assistant) and Marta Ioana Sersescu (set designer).

Duration: Aprox. 1h 20'

Cast

Alice: Andreea Bârzescu
The White Rabbit: Sabina Ioniță
The Mad Hatter: Marian Chirazi
The March Hare: Vlad Tențu
The Queen of Hearts: Eugenia Stoian
The King of Hearts: Ștefan Băloi

Valets:

  1. Andrei Ciobanu
  2. Elena Dumitru

The Cats:

  1. Camelia Ghiță
  2. Raisa Radamovschi
  3. Gloria Rossi
  4. Maria Rogojan

The Caterpillar: Relu Dobrin
The Caterpillar’s tail: Andrei Ciobanu, Corina Bidiga, Elena Dumitru
Alice’s sister: Măriuca Iordache

The Flowers:

  1. Alexandra Borîia
  2. Oana Vâlceanu
  3. Gabriela Pojoreanu
  4. Ioana Anghelescu
  5. Andreea Pandele
  6. Daria Kimm
  7. Iulia Urșeanu
  8. Ana Deoancă

The Playing Cards:

  1. Luminița Florescu
  2. Oana Vâlceanu
  3. Gabriela Pojoreanu
  4. Andreea Pandele
  5. Daria Kimm
  6. Iulia Urșeanu
  7. Ana Deoancă
  8. Marina Stanciu

The Mice:

  1. Maria Neagu
  2. Daria Toma

The Twins:

  1. Medeea Caplea
  2. Carina Croitoru

Alice: Măriuca Iordache
The White Rabbit: Sabina Ioniță
The Mad Hatter: Marian Chirazi
The March Hare: Vlad Tențu
The Queen of Hearts: Evita Gurtovaia
The King of Hearts: Ștefan Băloi

Valets:

  1. Andrei Ciobanu
  2. Elena Dumitru

The Cats:

  1. Camelia Ghiță
  2. Raisa Radamovschi
  3. Gloria Rossi
  4. Maria Rogojan

The Caterpillar: Relu Dobrin
The Caterpillar’s tail: Andrei Ciobanu, Marina Stanciu, Elena Dumitru
Alice’s sister: Andreea Bârzescu

The Flowers:

  1. Alexandra Borîia
  2. Oana Vâlceanu
  3. Gabriela Pojoreanu
  4. Gloria Negrea
  5. Ioana Anghelescu
  6. Daria Kimm
  7. Iulia Urșeanu
  8. Ana Deoancă

The Playing Cards:

  1. Luminița Florescu
  2. Oana Vâlceanu
  3. Gabriela Pojoreanu
  4. Ioana Anghelescu
  5. Daria Kimm
  6. Iulia Urșeanu
  7. Ana Deoancă
  8. Marina Stanciu

The Mice:

  1. Medeea Caplea
  2. Carina Croitoru

The Twins:

  1. Maria Neagu
  2. Daria Toma

Alice: Andreea Bârzescu
The White Rabbit: Sabina Ioniță
The Mad Hatter: Marian Chirazi
The March Hare: Levente Szasz
The Queen of Hearts: Eugenia Stoian
The King of Hearts: Ștefan Băloi

Valets:

  1.  Andrei Ciobanu
  2. Elena Dumitru

The Cats:

  1. Camelia Ghiță
  2. Raisa Radamovschi
  3. Gloria Rossi
  4. Maria Rogojan

The Caterpillar: Relu Dobrin
The Caterpillar’s tail: Andrei Ciobanu, Corina Bidiga, Elena Dumitru
Alice’s sister: Măriuca Iordache

The Flowers:

  1. Alexandra Borîia
  2. Oana Vâlceanu
  3. Gabriela Pojoreanu
  4. Ioana Anghelescu
  5. Andreea Pandele
  6. Daria Kimm
  7. Iulia Urșeanu
  8. Ana Deoancă

The Playing Cards:

  1. Luminița Florescu
  2. Oana Vâlceanu
  3. Gabriela Pojoreanu
  4. Andreea Pandele
  5. Daria Kimm
  6. Iulia Urșeanu
  7. Ana Deoancă
  8. Marina Stanciu

The Mice:

  1. Maria Neagu
  2. Daria Toma

The Twins:

  1. Medeea Caplea
  2. Carina Croitoru

Alice: Andreea Bârzescu
The White Rabbit: Sabina Ioniță
The Mad Hatter: Marian Chirazi
The March Hare: Vlad Tențu
The Queen of Hearts: Eugenia Stoian
The King of Hearts: Ștefan Băloi

Valets:

  1.  Andrei Ciobanu
  2. Elena Dumitru

The Cats:

  1. Camelia Ghiță
  2. Raisa Radamovschi
  3. Gloria Rossi
  4. Maria Rogojan

The Caterpillar: Relu Dobrin
The Caterpillar’s tail: Andrei Ciobanu, Corina Bidiga, Elena Dumitru
Alice’s sister: Mădălina Albu

The Flowers:

  1. Alexandra Borîia
  2. Oana Vâlceanu
  3. Gabriela Pojoreanu
  4. Ioana Anghelescu
  5. Andreea Pandele
  6. Daria Kimm
  7. Iulia Urșeanu
  8. Ana Deoancă

The Playing Cards:

  1. Luminița Florescu
  2. Oana Vâlceanu
  3. Gabriela Pojoreanu
  4. Andreea Pandele
  5. Daria Kimm
  6. Iulia Urșeanu
  7. Ana Deoancă
  8. Marina Stanciu

The Mice:

  1. Maria Neagu
  2. Daria Toma

The Twins:

  1. Medeea Caplea
  2. Carina Croitoru

Alice: Andreea Bârzescu
The White Rabbit: Sabina Ioniță
The Mad Hatter: Marian Chirazi
The March Hare: Vlad Tențu
The Queen of Hearts: Eugenia Stoian
The King of Hearts: Ștefan Băloi

Valets:

  1.  Andrei Ciobanu
  2. Elena Dumitru

The Cats:

  1. Camelia Ghiță
  2. Raisa Radamovschi
  3. Gloria Rossi
  4. Maria Rogojan

The Caterpillar: Relu Dobrin
The Caterpillar’s tail: Andrei Ciobanu, Corina Bidiga, Elena Dumitru
Alice’s sister: Mădălina Albu

The Flowers:

  1. Alexandra Borîia
  2. Oana Vâlceanu
  3. Gabriela Pojoreanu
  4. Ioana Anghelescu
  5. Andreea Pandele
  6. Daria Kimm
  7. Iulia Urșeanu
  8. Ana Deoancă

The Playing Cards:

  1. Luminița Florescu
  2. Oana Vâlceanu
  3. Gabriela Pojoreanu
  4. Andreea Pandele
  5. Daria Kimm
  6. Iulia Urșeanu
  7. Ana Deoancă
  8. Marina Stanciu

The Mice:

  1. Maria Neagu
  2. Daria Toma

The Twins:

  1. Medeea Caplea
  2. Carina Croitoru

Creative team

Choreography and direction: Damiano Bisozzi
Assistant choreographer: Levente Szasz
Scenography: Marta Ioana Sersescu
Producer: Corina Ștefan
Project coordinator: Iolanda Petrescu
Music: Gaspare Bartelloni and Diego Mecchi
Musical arrangement: Howl Jordan and Matteo Teani
Orchestration: Gaspare Bartelloni