sonia rodriguez

Sonia Rodriguez as Alice in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. National Ballet of Canada, New York, September 2014. © Aleksandar Antonijevic.

Under the direction of legendary ballerina Karen Kain, The National Ballet of Canada has some good dancers on its hands. As Alice, Rodriguez is lovely, though the role deserves more dynamic choreography. One area Wheeldon could have indulged in more was with the cards, which, blessed with hypnotic color scheme and costumes, engage in a Balanchine-like frolic that would be fun.