Trio of Works From the Atlanta Ballet: New Choreographic Voices
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Forget everything you thought you knew about ballet and contemporary dance because MAYhem is here to change it. Atlanta Ballet has put together a production that showcases the power, athleticism and speed of its dancers. The show features the world premiere of Three by Atlanta Ballet Artistic Director John McFall, the world premiere of The Exiled by Choreographer in Residence Helen Pickett, and the return of the futuristic 1st Flash, a 2003 ballet by Finnish choreographer Jorma Elo. Together these dances create a show that's both moving and exhilarating. Learn More
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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.