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World's Greatest Choreographers Assemble for Atlanta Ballet's Breakout 2011-12 Season
On March 15th, Atlanta Ballet unveiled its most dynamic season yet: an inventive repertoire featuring works from five of the world's greatest living choreographers, including a pop icon, Commander of the British Empire and a Radiohead collaborator.
The singular cast of choreographers can easily be considered modern-day legends whose dances have been performed by the most prominent ballet companies in the world, and whose talents have awarded them fame outside of the ballet world. Now they each bring their genius to Atlanta Ballet.
The 2011-12 season, aptly titled "Here. Now. In Atlanta." ventures to expose Atlantans to the pinnacle of art and dance today, while reflecting a renewed artistic vision of the distinguished 82-year-old company. "We're really excited about the direction Atlanta Ballet is heading," said executive director Arthur Jacobus. "We're venturing outwards, creating a distinct artistic profile that celebrates athleticism and thrives on the frontier of new choreography today. We're moving towards a repertoire that will highlight the incredible talent and power of our company and our dancers."
Still anchored by classics like Atlanta Ballet's Nutcracker and The Four Seasons, the upcoming season offers a harmonious mix of classical and modern. "It's emotional, inspiring, kinetic and intellectually stirring - here, now, and most importantly, in Atlanta," said John McFall, Atlanta Ballet's artistic director.
THE FOUR SEASONS by James Kudelka
EDEN/EDEN by Wayne McGregor
October 21-23, 2011 at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
BELK PRESENTS ATLANTA BALLET'S NUTCRACKER
December 8-24, 2011 at The Fabulous Fox Theatre
ATLANTA BALLET PRESENTS:
CANADA'S ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET'S WONDERLAND
January 12-14, 2012 at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
THE TWYLA THARP PROJECT: A WORLD PREMIERE
A Full-Evening Ballet by Twyla Tharp
Co-Production with Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet
Live with the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra
February 10-19, 2012 at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
SNOW WHITE, a One-Hour Family Performance
February 18, 2012 at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
MAN IN BLACK by James Kudelka
RUSH by Christopher Wheeldon
FIRST FLASH by Jorma Elo
March 23-25, 2012 at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
NEW CHOREOGRAPHIC VOICES
May 18-20, 2012 on The Alliance Stage at The Woodruff Arts Center
Season ticket packages range from $44 to $364 and are on sale now. To purchase season tickets, click here.
For the full 2011-12 Season press release, click here, or for the 2011-12 Season one-sheet, click here.
Atlanta Ballet Leaps into Sustainable Movement
The Atlanta Business Chronicle details Atlanta Ballet's move to the state-of-the-art Michael C. Carlos Dance Centre:
"Atlanta Ballet leaps off the side of the massive building on Marietta Boulevard in giant letters that are impossible to ignore. The sight trumpets what has become a major advance for this 80-year-old arts organization.
The large, technologically advanced structure is a home for both the company and its Centre for Dance Education that is sure to make Atlanta's arts community sit up and take notice. It's also something of a record setter. Atlanta Ballet officials say the facility is one of the first LEED Gold certified headquarters for an arts organization in the country.
The Michael C. Carlos Dance Centre is a big step up by any measure, but for longtime ballet members such as Artistic Director John McFall, who remembers when the ballet practiced in quarters that offered neither showers nor hot water, it's more like the realization of a dream." Read the entire story on Atlanta Business Chronicle's website.