Trio of Works From the Atlanta Ballet: New Choreographic Voices
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The last date listed for New Choreographic Voices was Sunday May 20, 2012 / 7:00pm.
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Featured review from Linda LippittRed Velvet
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I was so impressed by both the wide variety of stimulating choreography, and the excellence of the dancers. We gave up our subscription to the ballet years ago because of its mediocre level of performance. I think we will have to give it another try.
__Choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon
Music by Bohuslav Martinu
An wistful, neo-classical homage to the traditional pas de deux, Christopher Wheeldon’s acclaimed Rush utilizes six couples whose movements ebb and flow throughout the 24-minute piece, rushing forward and soaring back across the stage, as the piece “splatters and explodes symmetry and order” (The DanceReview Times). Though original and postmodern in style, Rush still maintains the essence of traditional ballet.
__Prayer of Touch
__Choreographed by Helen Pickett
Music by Felix Mendelssohn
After bringing the Atlanta Ballet debut of Petal for last season’s Fusion, Helen Pickett is back with a world premiere. Pickett’s ultimate aim is to create an authentic experience that involves the viewer and leads to a shared journey between the dancers and their audience. She believes that “art, after all, is about sharing experiences and inviting people to feel the thrill of movement.” Let yourself be pulled in by the sensations and energy of Prayer of Touch.
Choreographed by Tara Lee
Music by Nickitas Demos
Tara Lee returns with a world premiere after giving us Poem, 16 String and most recently Akava during Wabi Sabi. Best known as a principal dancer in her sixteenth season with Atlanta Ballet, Lee has proven that she is a multi-dimensional and exciting emerging choreographer. Her work bridges the worlds of classical and contemporary dance, resulting in “a pleasurable marriage of tradional and trendy styles” (ArtsATL). Bursting with raw emotion and cinematic in nature, Lee’s choreography captivates.
About the Ticket Supplier: Atlanta Ballet
Atlanta Ballet was founded seven decades ago by dance visionary Dorothy Alexander (1904-1986). Miss Dorothy had a dream of bringing quality ballet to the Atlanta community. The result was the Dorothy Alexander Dance Concert Group—the first step in the regional ballet movement that swept the nation. Upon gaining professional status in 1967, the company was renamed Atlanta Ballet. Today, under the artistic leadership of John McFall, Atlanta Ballet is the oldest professional dance company in America, the largest self-supported arts organization in Georgia, and the official Ballet of Georgia.