Original Music & Adaptations

Michael Wall

Additional Music

Jean-Philippe Goude, Hugues Le Bars, Erik Satie, Camille Saint-Saens, Stephen Foster


Penny Saunders

Sound Design

Penny Saunders

Costume Design

Melanie Burgess

Lighting Design

Trad A Burns

Assistant to the Choreographer

Pablo Piantino


25 minutes


19 dancers


November 12, 2020; Pacific Northwest Ballet (digital release)

The 2020 world premiere of Penny Saunders’ Wonderland is principally supported by the Jane Lang Davis New Works Fund and Glenn Kawasaki, with additional support by T.R. Ko.

Program Notes

Wonderland pays homage to the marvel and magic of live theater––a love letter to the immense power and delight one finds within these walls. This work was originally made for film during the height of the Pandemic. Now we happily inhabit this beautiful space again with a renewed sense of gratitude for the shared experience of live performance.

Program note by Penny Saunders