Taking inspiration from both Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll and The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by surrealist novelist Haruki Murakami, Wandering Alice transforms its site into a dreamlike landscape where audiences are free to watch, wander, get lost and be found.  In this performance installation, creator and choreographer Nichole Canuso becomes Alice, a curious wanderer who leads audiences on a guided tour through slippery identity and a sea of unruly memories.  An original score by composer James Sugg and sound designer Mike Kiley, costumes by Jennifer Goettner, video art by Byron Karabatsos and Lars Jan and a cast of thirteen create a surreal and ever changing adventure for the senses.

PERFORMED BY: Nichole Canuso, Dito Van Reigersberg, Meg Foley, Bethany Formica, Makoto Hirano, Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, Rainey Lacey, Lorin Lyle, Scott McPheeters, Heather Murphy, Christina Zani
SOUND DESIGN & COMPOSITION: Michael Kiley & James Sugg
TEXT & CO-DIRECTION: by Suli Holum
PREMIERE: September, 2008 at the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival

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“Unexpected, exquisite, at times otherworldly”

-The Philadelphia City Paper

“far and away, one of the best pieces of the 2008 Philadelphia Live Arts Festival”

– Phillyist”

Wandering Alice has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, a grant from 5-County Arts Fund, and a partial commission from the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival.