kloetzel&co. presented four sold-out evenings of The Alice Odyssey, a project supported by the Banff Centre for the Arts and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, at Dancers’ Studio West. Scampering through playful partnering, heavily exaggerated facial expressions, and daring exploits on mattresses and tables, The Alice Odyssey examines the bizarre and often violent maelstrom that lurks in children’s fantasy worlds, with a particular focus on Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland. Think you know what’s down the rabbit hole? Think again.
From this work emerged the duet, The Dwindling Dispute, which went on to performances at the DUMBO Dance Festival in Brooklyn, NY, Dwindling Dispute TKO, which went on to performances at the Fluid Festival and the Culver Center in California, as well as the excerpt of The Alice Odyssey created for Dusk Dances in Toronto, ON.