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GO! Contemporary Dance Works Presents ALICE

GO! Contemporary Dance Works will present ALICE, a full-length revolutionary contemporary ballet based on the Lewis Carroll novel Alice in Wonderland. The ballet will run February 10th and 11th with three performances at Knoxville’s historic Bijou Theatre.

Lisa Hall McKee, Artistic Director, describes GO!’s version “exciting and daring, animated and wildly intense with a whirling atmosphere.” This immensely popular story combines classical, contemporary, and aerial dance with powerful sets and vibrant costumes. A diverse selection of classical and contemporary music combined with supreme technical feats, both in the air and on the ground, will delight audiences of all ages. A collaboration of the works of six choreographers, the enchanting story of Alice is rediscovered with bravado and brimming with wit and versatility.
Harper Addison, professional dancer new to Knoxville from San Francisco, will be dancing the lead role of Alice. She has worked with notable organizations, including Robert Moses’ KIN, Davidson College, and SAFEhouse Arts, among others. Addison, with her endearing yet unyielding athletic and contemporary style, leads the audience through Alice’s adventures, meeting with metamorphic creatures such as smoking caterpillars, a spinning Cheshire, and flipping cards.  Exceptional pre-professional soloists demonstrate daring athleticism and technical excellence. Visits from character dancers in the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party bring great humor and charisma to this infamous scene that is guaranteed not to disappoint!    

ALICE will also integrate projected images onto the stage and onto the dancers.  

“It is exciting to use projection and integrate it into the choreography,” said McKee. “It will enhance the darker and lighter elements, truly defining the story.  This is an ALICE no one should miss!”

Show times are Saturday, February 10, at 2 and 7:30 pm and Sunday, February 11, at 3 pm.  There will be a Mad Hatter’s High Tea event prior to the Saturday matinee performance in the Bijou’s upstairs gallery.  Meet Alice and friends, enjoy fanciful “Drink-Me” potions and “Eat-Me” cakes, with much more pre-show entertainment.  GO! is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Tickets may be purchased by calling STUDIO ARTS for dancers at 865-539-2475 or online at

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