Ballet featuring White Stripes music featured in Nationals 2010-11 season

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TORONTO - The award-winning ballet "Chroma," featuring music by the White Stripes, and a new full-length interpretation of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" are among productions in the National Ballet of Canada's 2010-11 season, the company announced Monday.
British choreographer Wayne McGregor's "Chroma," to be staged Nov. 24-28, was created in 2006 for the Royal Ballet and won a Laurence Olivier Award for best new dance production.
The two-act "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" is a co-production between the National Ballet and the Royal Ballet. Choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon of Britain, it will debut first in London in February 2011 and then in Toronto from June 4 to 12, 2011.
"Russian Seasons" by Moscow-born choreographer Alexei Ratmansky, created for New York City Ballet in 2006, will make its National Ballet premiere on March 23-27, 2011.
"I greatly admire these three brilliant choreographers who honour the framework of classical ballet, who don't need to deconstruct the form completely to be interesting but who can respect tradition and still be creative," Karen Kain, the National's artistic director, said in a news release.
Other highlights of the season include James Kudelka's "Cinderella" (Nov. 11- 20), "The Nutcracker" (Dec. 11-Jan. 2, 2011) and "Don Quixote" by Nicolas Beriozoff (March 12-20, 2011), which returns after 10 years' absence from the National Ballet stage.
The company also plans an October 2010 tour to Quebec City, Montreal and Ottawa.

Organizations: National Ballet of Canada, New York City Ballet

Geographic location: TORONTO, Wonderland, Britain London Moscow Quebec City Montreal Ottawa

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