Love Stories: An Evening of Passion-Filled Dance From Atlanta Ballet
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The last date listed for Love Stories was Sunday May 12, 2013 / 2:00pm.
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Widely considered to be one of the key figures in the developing "nuevo flamenco" musical subgenre, guitarist Jesse Cook brings his lauded show to Atlanta. With eight studio albums and several worldwide tours under his belt, Cook has blended several musical styles to create his trademark sound, which has earned him a Juno Award and Acoustic Guitar Player's Choice Award. His second PBS special, Live at the Bathurst Street Theatre, aired late last year, putting an even bigger spotlight on this talented artist. Don't miss your chance to be inspired and entertained by Cook's virtuoso skills at this concert. Learn More
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Featured review from graeamos
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Got great tickets last minute and easy to pickup at Will Call. Being seated was a slow process, food and drinks purchased in the lobby cannot be brought inside, otherwise a nice experience at the ballet. None of the ballet stories made sense without interpretation or researching them but it's visually beautiful. Glad there are intermissions inbetween the different acts every 30 minutes or so.
White Swan Pas de Deux from Swan Lake by Matthew Bourne
Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performed by guest artists Domenico Luciano and Dominic Walsh
For the first time ever, Atlanta audiences will have the opportunity to witness one of the biggest sensations in modern dance – the centerpiece duet from British choreographer Matthew Bourne’s Tony Award-winning Swan Lake. Bourne, who is widely praised as the UK’s most popular and successful choreographer, debuted the almost all-male Swan Lake in 1995 – eschewing tradition and turning the ballet world on its head. Bourne’s avant-garde interpretation of Swan Lake tells the timeless story of ill-fated, forbidden love with dynamic modern day flair. New York Times dance critic Gia Kourlas described the ballet as “a painterly exploration of desire told through dance.”
For Atlanta’s premiere, the White Swan pas de deux will be performed by guest artists Domenico Luciano and Dominic Walsh of Dominic Walsh Dance Theatre (DWDT) in Houston. DWDT first performed the duet in 2009 and is the only company outside of Bourne’s own that has been permitted to perform the work.
Wedding Night Pas de Deux from Madame Butterfly by Stanton Welch
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Arrangement by John Lanchbery
Atlanta Ballet is thrilled to present the quixotic wedding night pas de deux from Stanton Welch’s Madame Butterfly. Named a “showstopper” byAJC, the pas de deux is the romantic climax of one of the world’s greatest tragic love stories. The Telegraph called the piece “sexy and stunningly challenging.”
Prayer of Touch by Helen Pickett, Atlanta Ballet’s New Resident Choreographer
Music by Felix Mendelssohn
Making its world debut last season with Atlanta Ballet, Prayer of Touchwas a crowd favorite that left audiences breathless with anticipation. According to Creative Loafing, “Helen Pickett… gives outrageously dramatic and humorous life to Mendelssohn violin music in Prayer of Touch.” Throughout the work, the dancers “struggle between the desire to touch and the fear of being touched, like flipped magnets, in a dance of attraction and repulsion” (ArtsATL).
Requiem for a Rose by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
Music by Franz Schubert
Set to an achingly romantic and longing adagio by Schubert, Requiem for a Rose is a passionate piece that blends contemporary staging with classical dance. Become mesmerized by the movements as the dancers are transformed into a garden of blossoming roses. Netherlands-based choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa presents a piece filled with “tender” moments that is “deftly and honestly crafted” (Dance View Times).