Introducing Chantry Dance's original Ballet for our 2019 UK Tour:
Alice - Wonderland Through the Looking Glass
Chantry Dance have written a brand new story for our 2019 ballet, inspired by Lewis Carroll's much loved character, Alice."Alice – Wonderland Through the Looking Glass" takes place after the events of "Alice in Wonderland".
Alice is now grown-up and an aspiring writer working in a tea-shop. Overworked and underpaid, life seemed much more exciting when she was a child. The Looking Glass has remained in Wonderland as a portal to our world, which the Red Queen accidentally crosses when chasing a croquet ball. Entering this new reality, she develops a dastardly plan to seize power by opening a casino where she creates an Army of Cards. Hatter and his gang of concerned Wonderland characters pursue the Queen and find Alice. Together, they resolve to stop the Queen, but first they must try to make sense (or non-sense!) of our world. Oh, and we forgot to mention, there’s a Jabberwocky lurking in the casino’s basement...
Starring Shannon Parker (Britain’s Got Talent finalist), this fabulous, brand new show is brought to you by the choreographers of the Olivier-nominated production of David Walliam’s ‘Gangsta Granny’. Featuring exceptional dancers, puppetry, acrobatics and more, this is a must-see show for the whole family!
Watch our trailer below to discover more...
This year we celebrated Valentines day in our own unique way, by inviting you all to join the International Artists of Chantry Dance for our very first CHANTRY GALA!
The Chantry Gala promised to be evening of BALLET, CONTEMPORARY DANCE, MUSICAL THEATRE & much more!
It featured a thrilling variety of work including extracts from Chantry’s previous productions, as well as new contemporary and jazz choreography, classical ballet favourites, and songs from West End Musical Theatre shows.
This superb production was brought to you by the choreographers of the OLIVIER-NOMINATED production of DAVID WALLIAMS’ GANGSTA GRANNY and BILLIONAIRE BOY, and featured SHANNON PARKER, former Principal dancer with San Francisco Ballet and BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT Finalist.
The Gala celebrated all aspects of Chantry’s work, so we were delighted to also include performances from the Diploma students who study on the full-time professional performance course at Chantry School, and our Associate students.
We had a fantastic sell-out audience and received many wonderful reviews for the Gala...
"It was brilliant, well done to all involved. I loved it!!"
"What a show. Chantry Dance Company's 1st Gala was FANTASTIC last night. Such talent."
"Amazing performances and choreography."
"An astounding performance by everyone involved in last evening's wonderful entertainment"
"We absolutely loved watching the show. It was amazing from start to finish."
"It was such a lovely evening. Such a privilege to see such amazing talent from start to finish. Thank you."
The Chantry Gala was an amazing showcase of truly talented dancers, singers and choreographers - all on one stage for one night only! Every performance was delivered so professionally, from the associates to the seasoned professionals. We were guided seamlessly through the show, taking the audience on a wonderful adventure with the chantry dance company as they expertly brought stories to each dance. It left us wanting more, more, more!
Other Previous Works include...
click on a link below to find out more about individual works
- ALICE - Wonderland through the looking glass
- DRACULA - Welcome to D's
- THE SANDMAN
- Ulysses Unbound
- The Stacked Deck
- Vincent - a stranger to himself
- Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
- Chasing the Eclipse
- All I Can Do Is Be Me-the Bob Dylan ballet
- Chinese Calligraphy, Music & Dance Concert
- The Happy Prince
- The Yellow Wallpaper