Melanie Burgess and Noelani Pantastico
Videography and Direction
November 9, 2020; Pacific Northwest Ballet and Seattle Dance Collective (digital release)
The 2020 world premiere of Penny Saunders’ Alice is principally supported by Leslie & Tachi Yamada and Azlan Ezaddin.
Alice is a co-production of Pacific Northwest Ballet and Seattle Dance Collective. The work was directed and filmed by Bruno Roque, choreographed by Penny Saunders and performed and inspired by Noelani Pantastico, with music by Michael Wall.
Guided by the brilliant and timeless words of Lewis Carroll, Alice takes us on a mesmerizing one-woman journey down the rabbit hole from the confines of one very tiny, white room. With its fantastical twists and turns, this abridged version of the classic story fully embraces the surreal, while also drawing striking parallels to the world we find ourselves in today.