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"Ask Alice" is CoSA's Fall Dance PerformanceDecember 11-12, 2015
Coronado Performing Arts Center 650 D Avenue, Coronado Main Stage Theatre(map)
Lewis Carroll's fanciful tale Alice in Wonderland comes alive on the stage of the Coronado Performing Arts Center at Coronado High School. The CoSA Dance conservatory under the direction of Betzi Roe has gained a reputation for outstanding, creative productions of famous children's classics, and this one titled "Ask Alice" is at the top of the list. This zany, all-dance production follows Alice and the White Rabbit down a rabbit hole where they are taken on a journey to all sorts of creative places.
In keeping with CoSA's mission to nurture individual talent, "Ask Alice" combines Roe's winning formula of combining carefully coached student pieces with professional choreography, and unifying them in a recognizable story. Students in the Dance conservatory have created the majority of the choreography by selecting sections of Carroll's story that appeal to them and choosing a complementary dance style that suits the idea such as jazz, hip-hop, classical or contemporary dance. The music is an eclectic mix ranging from selections from the Disney movie, classical music, musical theater show tunes, and contemporary songs such as "How Big How Blue How Beautiful" by Florence and the Machine.
Graduating seniors will be featured in the central roles: Heather Noonan from Chula Vista will be dancing the lead role of Alice; Coronado resident Rosie Lyons , an award winning Irish dancer, will dance the role of the Rose Queen; Vivi Velez is the Whie Rabblit, Shelby Mayes the Cheshire Cat, Yvanna Bidart the Doormouse and Isabella Chavez is the Mad Hatter.
CoSA Dance faculty, Gina Sorensen, Matt Carney, Trystan Loucado, and Julio Velasquez have all made exciting new work for this production, and director Betzi Roe couldn't resist closing the show with a nod to the 60's by using Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit" -- a reminder, as she says, to "feed your head" by staying informed and inspired.
Show times are Friday and Saturday December 11th and 12th at 7 pm. Tickets are available on line at www.cosasandiego.com, or by clicking here.
Main Stage Theatre