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Due to use of extreme lighting, projections, and flashing in this production, we'd like to alert those with epilepsy or those prone to seizures.
Jazzy and fresh – Brian Enos’ Alice in Wonderland incorporates a variety of modern and classical dance styles, all set in front of projections by talented former Pixar/DreamWorks artist Luis Grane. Timeless and family friendly, this production is a visual spectacle with great dancing and theatrics.
Brian Enos is the artistic director of Saint Louis’ Big Muddy Dance Company. While he draws on classical ballet technique, the dance styles in this upbeat production include tango (by the Mad Hatter and the March Hare), a slinky jazz style (from the Cheshire Cat) and some wild spin moves (White Rabbit). The score was arranged by Brendan Vincent and gives the production a modern vibe.
Saint Louis Ballet dancers, who hail from throughout the United States and beyond, perform under the direction of former New York City Ballet principal dancer Gen Horiuchi. They look forward to bringing a wide range of characters to life in this magical production that appeals to young and old.
Best appreciated by ages 6 and up
Run Time: 1 hour and 50 minutes including one 15 minute intermission.
Masks will be required to enter the theater and while watching the performance to protect SLB Dancers and fellow patrons.
Missouri ArtSafe Certified
Saint Louis Ballet and Touhill Performing Arts Center are Missouri ArtSafe certified by the Missouri Arts Council and the Missouri Arts Safety Alliance. This program is a standard for venues from St. Louis to Kansas City and everywhere in between. For more information, visit https://www.missouriartscouncil.org/missouri-artsafe/.
This production contains flashing light sequences and imagery which may not be suitable for those with photo-sensitive epilepsy.
Brian Enos, Alice in Wonderland
Mr. Enos, originally from San Francisco, CA, began studying ballxet at the age of 16. After his training at the Maria Vegh Ballet Centre and The Houston Ballet Academy, he was invited to join Houston Ballet at 18. After several years performing with Houston Ballet, Mr. Enos went on to dance for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago for eight years before retiring from the stage in 2010. He’s danced leading roles in works by choreographers such as Jiri Kylian, William Forsythe, Ohad Naharin, Ben Stevenson, Twyla Tharp, and Christopher Bruce, among others.
Mr. Enos also has a choreographic career spanning 18 years, with over 30 original works and glowing reviews from both critics and audiences throughout the United States and abroad. Some of the companies on which he’s created work include Houston Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Ballet Met, Nashville Ballet, Grand Rapids Ballet, DanceWorks Chicago, and many more. He is currently the Artistic Director of The Big Muddy Dance Company in St. Louis, MO.
The Visual Artist
Luis Grané, Alice in Wonderland
Born in Argentina, Luis Grané studied medicine and worked in a human anatomy laboratory at Buenos Aires University before studying fine arts and graphic design. Following his true passion, Grané moved first to London wher he worked in advertising for almost four years, and then to Mexico, where he worked in visual arts and advertising and became strongly influenced by Mesoamerican Art.
Grané then moved to Toronto, where he won the Dick Friesen/Zlatko Grigic Award for Excellence in Animation at Sheridan College in 1996, and was recruited by DreamWorks Animation SKG. This meant relocating to Los Angeles, where he worked as an animator, visual effects artist, and character designer for DreamWorks, Pixar,
Disney, Laika, Sony Pictures, Aardman, and Warner Brothers.
His credits include films as diverse as The Prince of Egypt, Spirit, Spiderman 2 (Academy Award Winner for Best Visual Effects), The Matrix, The Aviator, Ratatouille (Academy Award Winner for Best Animated Feature), Hotel Transylvania, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and The Boxtrolls. He has also collaborated with numerous renowned directors such as Sam Raimi and Richard Linklater.
While pursuing his career in Hollywood, Grané attended Peter Liashkov’s painting workshops for two years and studied painting with Bonita Helmer at Otis College of Art. Grané's original work as an independent artist has been featured in group exhibits at the Pozzi Gallery in Buenos Aires, the Cartoon Museum in London, and the Enisen Gallery in Los Angeles, and worldwide as part of the Sketchtravel Book art project.
His work was also selected as the cover of the Totoro Forest Project book, an artistic venture that gathered prominent artists from around the world to save a forest in Japan. Grané currently works in his studio in the Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles and recently published his first solo book,“Sad Stories.”
SAINT LOUIS BALLET'S
ALICE IN WONDERLAND
PERFORMANCE DATES AND TIMES
Sat, October 2 at 2:30 pm
Sat, October 2 at 7:00 pm
Sun, October 3 at 2:30 pm
At the Touhill Performing Arts Center
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