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Alessa Rogers and Benjamin Stone. Photo by Charlie McCullers.
Visit atlantaballet.com/subscribe RomĂŠo et Juliette performed by Pacific Northwest Ballet. Photo by Angela Sterling.
ROMÉO ET JULIETTE February 7 – 15, 2014 Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Music by Sergei Prokofiev Live with Atlanta Ballet Orchestra
All the way from Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, this Southeast premiere of the alluring, ethereal production of Roméo et Juliette redefines the classic love story of the two star-crossed lovers of Verona. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, Roméo et Juliette will take you on an emotional, cinematic journey that will leave you quivering in anticipation and breathless. “Set to Sergei Prokofiev’s shiveringly beautiful score… the dance unfolds as a series of chases, of catches, of rapture as one young body discovers another, and one pair of eyes beholds what it didn’t know it had always looked for.” – The Seattle Times
MODERN CHOREOGRAPHIC VOICES featuring Ohad Naharin, Alexei Ratmansky & Jorma Elo
March 21 – 23, 2014 Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Modern Choreographic Voices presents the works of some of today’s most sought-after contemporary choreographers. Ohad Naharin is back this season with the Atlanta Ballet premiere of the incendiary Secus after electrifying audiences last year with Minus 16. From Alexei Ratmansky, the current artist in residence at American Ballet Theatre and former artistic director of the legendary Bolshoi Ballet, Atlanta Ballet presents the hypnotic Seven Sonatas. Jorma Elo’s futuristic 1st Flash returns this season after its Atlanta debut in 2012. As the name suggests, the choreography astonishes with speed and athleticism and clearly demonstrates why The New York Times’ “Year in Review” named Elo a “talent to follow.” *Contains nudity. Parental discretion advised. Peng-Yu Chen and Jesse Tyler. Photo by Charlie McCullers.
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Atlanta Ballet Company dancers. Photo by Charlie McCullers.
HAMLET April 11 – April 13, 2014 Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Music by Philip Glass Live with Atlanta Ballet Orchestra
Once again, Atlanta Ballet redefines the limits of dance with this modern production of Shakespeare’s enduring masterpiece. Intense and theatrical, poignant and moving, Hamlet uses daring, contemporary movement and staging that bring to life Hamlet’s internal struggle over avenging his father’s murder. Set to the pulsating and spellbinding music of Philip Glass and performed live with the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra, Stephen Mills’ Hamlet provides a full sensory, riveting performance not to be missed. “Sleek and sophisticated” - Dance Magazine “A visual feast” - Austin Chronicle
A WORLD PREMIERE BY HELEN PICKETT Atlanta Ballet’s choreographer in residence
WITH A NEW WORK BY TARA LEE Atlanta Ballet Company dancer
Helen Pickett. Photo by Dominik Mentzos.
May 16 – 18, 2014 Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
tlanta Ballet remains at the forefront of contemporary dance by commissioning cutting-edge new works that push boundaries. Atlanta Ballet will close its 2013|14 season with an exciting May program featuring two world premieres by two women choreographers.
Helen Pickett is one of the most in-demand contemporary choreographers, creating new works for world-renowned dance companies. In 2007, Dance Magazine marked Helen as one of “25 to Watch,” and Atlanta Ballet named her its new choreographer in residence in 2012. Pickett’s choreography creates connections between the dancers and audience that are palpable. The senses ignite, thus uniting the performers and viewers on a shared physical and emotional journey. “The dance is exotic, full of ephemeral secrets, pulsating. The dynamics through the speed made the movement strong and edgy, and at the same time elegant and filled with breathless, soulful eroticism.” - Die Presse (Vienna, Austria)
ara Lee returns with a world premiere after awing audiences with 2012’s Pavo. Lee, also an accomplished dancer entering her eighteenth season with Atlanta Ballet, has proven that she is a multi-dimensional and distinctive emerging choreographer. “Lee allowed each dancer’s personality to color the movement, giving the audience the sense that we were watching real lives through a window. The musicality of this piece and the carefully crafted lifts were noteworthy.” – The Backstage Beat
Tara Lee & John Welker performing Helen Pickett’s Prayer of Touch. Photos by Charlie McCullers.
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Anne Tyler Harshbarger. Photo by Jim Fiscus.
December 6 – 29, 2013 The Fabulous Fox Theatre Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Live with Atlanta Ballet Orchestra The tradition continues with the magical return of Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker. This family favorite will bring the holiday season to life for your family with exquisite dancing, fanciful characters, and a thrilling trip into the Sugar Candy Kingdom. Perfect for all ages, Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker will delight and spark the imagination of the child within us all! PERFORMANCE DATES Fri, Dec. 6 @7:30
Sun, Dec. 22 @2:00
Sat, Dec. 7 @2:00
Sun, Dec. 22 @7:00
Sat, Dec. 7 @7:30
Mon, Dec. 23 @2:00
Sun, Dec. 8 @2:00
Mon, Dec. 23 @7:30
Fri, Dec. 13 @7:30
Tues, Dec. 24 @1:00
Sat, Dec.14 @2:00
Thu, Dec. 26 @7:30
Sat, Dec.14 @7:30
Fri, Dec. 27 @2:00
Sun, Dec.15 @2:00
Fri, Dec. 27 @7:30
Fri, Dec. 20 @7:30
Sat, Dec. 28 @2:00
Sat, Dec. 21 @2:00
Sat, Dec. 28 @7:30
Sat, Dec. 21 @7:30
Sun, Dec. 29 @2:00
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One-hour family ballet
February 15 – 16, 2014 | 2pm Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre A wooden puppet carved from pine, Pinocchio’s only wish was to become a real boy. Follow the hapless Pinocchio on his quest as he overcomes obstacles and proves that dreams can come true. Recommended for ages 12 and under.
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Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Roméo et Juliette Modern Choreographic Voices Stephen Mills’ Hamlet World Premieres
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