Lindsay Fischer, Principal Ballet Master at the National Ballet of Canada, returns with this short essay on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland — a modern, fantastical ballet by top choreographer Christopher Wheeldon. Known for his pre-ballet talks, Lindsay guides us through each character and scene in his usual thoughtful, articulate style that will give you a much more in-depth appreciation for the ballet.
About the Author
Lindsay Fischer has long been an important presence in the National Ballet of Canada. He first came to Toronto from New York in 1974 to study at the company’s Ballet School. After graduating, he became Principal Dancer with the Dutch National Ballet, and then with the New York City Ballet.
When he was no longer performing, Fischer taught at Canada’s National Ballet School, and from there, joined the National Ballet of Canada itself, overseeing the staging of ballets by almost every notable choreographer. He has had to think deeply about every aspect of each ballet, and to convey his understanding to the dancers so they incorporate both skill and insight into their dancing.
Fischer has built up an apprentice program that attracts top young dancers, ensuring that the National Ballet will continue to have a brilliant talent pool to draw on. He is Artistic Director of YOU dance, a group that performs for young audiences, ensuring not only that the company will have dancers but also that the dancers will have an audience.
Fischer’s ability to enhance the experience of any ballet performance has made him a popular pre-ballet speaker. This book is an expanded version of such a talk.
Details & Specs
Dimensions: 36 pages, 8.25 × 5.65 × 0.1 in
Published: February 24, 2019
Publisher: Inglewood Press
ISBN - 13: 9780994986184