PHOTO GALLERY: Dancers present 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'
By Unho Yi
June 1, 2013 | 10:39 p.m. CDTThe Missouri Contemporary Ballet is rolling out a contemporary interpretation of the classic story "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." The final performance takes place at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Ken Braso looks in the mirror Saturday at Jesse Hall after applying stage makeup for the last dress rehearsal of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," a Missouri Contemporary Ballet original production. Braso plays the role of the King of Hearts. | Unho Yi
From left, Eric Childers, Tray Walker, Andrew Watkins and Megan Miller adjust hanging tinsel Thursday to prepare for the production of Missouri Contemporary Ballet's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." | Unho Yi
The Queen of Hearts, Elise Eslick, watches backstage Saturday as other cast members perform in the dress rehearsal of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" at Jesse Hall. The Missouri Contemporary Ballet presents its original production under the direction of Karen Grundy. | Unho Yi
Missouri Contemporary Ballet dancers Elise Eslick and Joel Hathaway talk Friday evening before a rehearsal of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." Eslick will perform as the Queen of Hearts and Hathaway as a Caterpillar. | Unho Yi
The band working with the Missouri Contemporary Ballet's production of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" performs during a dress rehearsal Saturday at Jesse Hall. The orchestra, directed by Tom Andes, takes a nontraditional approach to the music of the production by using a piano, keyboard, saxophone, bass, flute, trumpet and drums. | Unho Yi
From left, rehearsal director Ken Braso, resident choreographer Shannon West and artistic and executive director Karen Grundy watch the dress rehearsal of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" on Saturday. | Unho Yi