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).